ANDHRA PRADESH

Move to bring video piracy under Goonda Act

Taking the lead: State DGP R. R. Girish Kumar inviting Home Minister P. Sabitha Indra Reddy, Latika Saran (Tamil Nadu) Jacob Punnoose (Kerala) and S. T. Ramesh (Karnataka) for the group photo after the inauguration of the Southern States DsGP conference in Hyderabad on Wednesday. — Photo: Mohd .Yousuf

Taking the lead: State DGP R. R. Girish Kumar inviting Home Minister P. Sabitha Indra Reddy, Latika Saran (Tamil Nadu) Jacob Punnoose (Kerala) and S. T. Ramesh (Karnataka) for the group photo after the inauguration of the Southern States DsGP conference in Hyderabad on Wednesday. — Photo: Mohd .Yousuf  

Home Minister Sabitha inaugurates third conference of Directors General of Police of Southern States

The State Government is actively considering a proposal to book persons indulging in video piracy under the AP Goonda Act on the lines of Tamil Nadu.

Zero tolerance

Home Minister P. Sabitha Indra Reddy said the Government was seriously concerned about the menace and would develop zero tolerance to video piracy.

She stressed the need to break the Chennai-Bangalore based video piracy network to preclude producers from incurring huge losses.

Seeks assistance

Inaugurating the third conference of Directors General of Police of Southern States here on Wednesday, she sought the assistance of Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Karnataka DsGP in breaking the secret networks transporting ganja from Andhra Pradesh to other Southern States as well as Maharashtra.

Efforts should be made to break cocaine and heroin rackets also.

Mrs. Sabitha recalled that the State was implementing e-COPs, the e-governance module in the police, perfectly. It would develop bridge software for implementing the Crime Criminal Tracking Network (CCTN) of the Central Government with e-COPs.

She favoured joint nakabandhi operations in the border districts on a pre-determined date to spot wanted criminals and ensure that the Superintendents of Police of these districts met once in six months.

Economic offences

On economic offences, she said 17 new posts of IPS had been added to the cadre strength of the State which had an en-cadred IGP economic offences wing post in the Crime Investigation Department.

The Government also took pro-active steps in sanctioning 36,000 posts of additional police force and 11,700 police constables and 1,525 sub-inspectors had already been recruited.

DGP R.R. Girish Kumar called for greater coordination and collaboration among the Southern States to neutralise the threats posed by extremists, terrorists and other organised crime.

Mr. Girish Kumar stressed the need for utilisation of funds granted to the police wing purposefully and said there was a need for standardisation of some items.



  • Seeks help of TN, Kerala and Karnataka DGPs in breaking networks transporting ganja from AP
  • DGP calls for greater efforts to neutralise threats posed by terrorists and organised crime

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