Deputy Inspector-General of Police Sowmya Misra has asked police personnel top keep vigil on Maoists activities along the Andhra-Orissa border. Participating in the half-year crime review meeting at Z.P. conference hall on Saturday, Dr. Misra said excellence in performance would only be the yardstick for appreciation. She asked them to take special interest in controlling house-breaking incidents, vehicular traffic and anti-social activities in the town.

Collector M. Veerabrahmaiah sought cooperation of police in eradication of child labour and effective implementation of the Right to Education Act. District Judge Gadenna assured police of cooperation on legal issues.

Superintendent of Police Navin Gulati presented the department's progress during the last six months. He said complaints received at police stations would be registered as cases. Divisional Forest Officer U. Govinda Rao complained that the police had not been acting on his complaints. DM & HO Sarojini said her department would speed up dispatch of reports related to crime incidents. Additional SP Y. Prem Babu, SDPOs D.Mary Prashanti (Vizianagaram), P. Malleswara Rao (Bobbili) and L.V. Srinivasa Rao (Parvathipuram), Circle Inspectors and Sub-inspectors participated.