DCP seeks public cooperation in the maintenance of law and order
The city police are fully geared to safeguard law and order and prevent any possible violence as a fallout of the release of the Justice B.N. Krishna Committee report on bifurcation of the State, said Deputy Commissioner of Police (Law and Order) B. Balakrishna.
Addressing a media conference here on Thursday, he said that one company of CRPF had arrived in the city and the newly recruited policemen would also be utilised to prevent any law and order problems in the city. Stating that he did not foresee any such problems in the city, Mr. Balakrishna said that additional police personnel would be deployed in sensitive areas like Andhra University, Jagadamba junction, RTC Complex, NAD junction and Gajuwaka. He appealed to the public to cooperate with the police in the maintenance of law and order.
Guidelines to media
The DCP said that electronic media channels shouldn't telecast visuals of violence. They shouldn't even organise panel or group discussions on bifurcation as it could lead to violence between different groups. They shouldn't spread rumours. Recalling the guidelines issued by the AP High Court in 2009, he said that no visuals of violence, destruction of public property, suicides or suicide attempts by any person or beating of women and children should be shown. That would amount to instigation of violence and action would be initiated against the channel concerned under the Cable TV Operators Act, 1995.
Replying to queries, Mr. Balakrishna said that a helpline had been opened at the Police Control Room with mobile no. 94906 24787. He said that Section 30 was already in force and no processions or meetings could be conducted without prior police permission.