Andhra Pradesh

Dog squad steals the show

A sniffer dog performs at the 73rd Independence Day celebrations at the Police Parade Grounds in Anantapur on Thursday.

A sniffer dog performs at the 73rd Independence Day celebrations at the Police Parade Grounds in Anantapur on Thursday.  

Feats of Golden Retriever floor one and all at I-Day fete

A bomb tracer and tracker dog, Sony, which was instrumental in solving 50 murder cases and Bobby, a sniffer dog that was instrumental in cracking 15 murder and property offences, were the key attractions at the 73rd Independence Day celebrations at the Police Parade Grounds here on Thursday.

The performance of the dog quad with its handlers in tow floored BC Welfare Minister M. Sankar Narayana, District Collector S. Satyanarayana and Superintendent of Police B. Satya Yesu Babu. The Minister took special interest in watching the feats of the four dogs, which had got their training at Mangalagiri before they were inducted into the force in Anantapur.

Jumping over bars or eloquently passing through a narrow ring at a height, it was a cakewalk for both Bobby and Sony and like any of their human counterparts/colleagues, they also are categorised depending on their specialisation in the line of duty. Their bonding with their handler was in full display with each of the four being very attentive taking singular or collective commands and executing them flawlessly.

Golden Retriever among them stole the hearts of thousands of children and VVIPs present there watching their acrobatics in front of the main dais under the tricolour.

SP’s call to staff

Earlier, the Superintendent of Police unfurling the national flag at the District Police Office gave a call to the police personnel to work with the inspiration of people who had laid their lives for the freedom we are enjoying today.

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