T. Ravikumar Murthy took over as Superintendent of Police of Rajahmundry Urban district on Monday. He succeeded P. Umapathi who was promoted to DIG and waiting for posting.
Mr. Murthy who worked in Air-Force for eight years took voluntary retirement. He wrote Group-I exams and got direct recruitment as DSP in 1991. He started his career in police department at Chintapalli forest and then went to Kasibugga in Anantapur district. Then he was transferred to Malkajgiri in Hyderabad, later posted as Additional SP at Nellore. He was then made Additional SP Vigilance and Enforcement at Vijayawada where he was conferred with IPS. As SP he worked in AP Transco, Tirupati and was shifted to Rajahmundry.
Speaking to media after taking charge, Mr. Murthy said that he would continue the schemes of his predecessor and try to introduce people-friendly programmes. He sought the cooperation of his force, public representatives and people of Urban district.
Later, the police force gave ceremonial send-off to the outgoing SP, who was the first SP after forming Urban district for Rajahmundry. Additional SP S. Varadarajulu, OSD Janaki Sharmila and others acknowledged the services of Mr. Umapathi.
C. Bhaskar Reddy took charge as new DSP of Anti-Corruption Bureau, Rajahmundry, which is vacant after Mr. Nageswara Rao went on long leave. Incharge DSP, who is regular DSP in Vizag Venkatrao handed over the charge to Mr. Reddy who joined police department in 1989 and working in ACB since 2007.
In another reshuffle, S. Ramesh, Inspector of Police, two-town was transferred to West Godavari and Mohan Rao, who worked in Prakasham Nagar police station earlier was posted in his place.