Visakhapatnam

SPs of Alluri Seetharama Raju and Anakapalli districts assume charge

“Though the Maoist movement in the Andhra-Odisha Border (AOB) is low as of now. But, major challenge is to keep it under control and to ensure there is no fresh movement,” said Superintendent of Police of Alluri Seetharama Raju district J. Sathish Kumar. He took charge as the new S.P of the district, which was carved out from Visakhapatnam Agency areas including Araku and Paderu mandals and also joining Rampachodavaram region from East Godavari, making it the only district with Maoist affected regions.

Mr. Sathish Kumar said that working along with the new district administration and building infrastructure is another focus area. He also said that another important challenge for him as the new district SP is to provide security to the important officers. Mr. Sathish has been involved in a number of anti-Maoist activities in the last couple of years. There were a number of surrenders during his tenture as Narsipatnam OSD. He is well acquainted with the terrain. He was earlier working as Joint Director in Special Enforcement Bureau(SEB), Visakhapatnam district.

Meanwhile, 2015 Batch IPS officer S. Gautami took charge as the Superintendent of Police, Anakapalli district, at the District Police Office on Sunday. She was working as Deputy Commissioner of Police (Law & Order) Visakhapatnam City, before transfer orders arrived late on Saturday night. She was welcomed by Additional SP (Crimes) B. Lakshmi Narayana, DSP of Anakapalli Sub-Division, B Sunil and other officers. Ms. Gautami is a native of Chittoor district. She completed her B. Tech at SV University and also worked as a software employee in a reputed IT firm. Later she was selected for UPSC.

S. Harikrishna assumed charge as Deputy Inspector General of Visakhapatnam Range, in the city, on Sunday evening.

An IPS officer of the 2006 batch, Mr. Harikrishna was earlier serving as DCP (Administration) at the Vijayawada Police Commissionerate and was promoted as DIG on March 7, this year. Prior to his appointment, he was serving as DIG of CID at Mangalagiri.

A native of Anantapur district, he had done his B. Tech and MBA.


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