Andhra Pradesh

Spandana in all police sub-divisions in Chittoor: SP

SP Ch. Venkata Appala Naidu interacting with the public during the Spandana programme.

SP Ch. Venkata Appala Naidu interacting with the public during the Spandana programme.  

Promises swift action on all reported issues

Superintendent of Police Ch. Venkata Appala Naidu said that the weekly Spandana programme (grievance cell) would be held not only at the district headquarters, Chittoor, but also in the other three police sub-divisions – Madanapalle, Palamaner and Puttur.

Speaking to the media here on Tuesday, the SP said that the programme was a good opportunity to the public to seek solution to their grievances, besides putting a check on crime.

“People should come forward to express their grievances without any fear and they should also avoid delay in doing so. Issues related to the domestic front, differences between couples, incidence of blackmailing, intimidation targeting women and petty disputes could be tackled immediately. In case of any serious issues, they could be given due importance by registering cases and taking investigation as required,” the SP said.

Appala Naidu said people living within the limits of Madanapalle, Palamaner and Puttur police sub-divisions could attend the grievance cells to be held in their respective areas.

“All the complaints and appeals made during Spandana would be looked into compulsorily and duly acknowledged.

The serious cases would be thoroughly pursued,” he said.

140 complaints made

On Monday, about 140 issues had been reported during the grievance cell which included family disputes, land issues, cheating cases and law and order problems.

In one particular case, some people had complained of fraud by a woman in Piler town, who had allegedly gone absconding after collecting about ₹95 lakh in a chit fund business.

The circle police were directed to look into the matter immediately and register a criminal case.

Mr. Venkata Appala Naidu said that all the Deputy SPs were told to keep a strict vigil on offences in rural areas such as betting, physical assaults due to political differences and financial frauds.

The mahila police teams were directed to be active in identifying the issues related to domestic violence and atrocities against women.

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