ANDHRA PRADESH

DGP moots separate wing for VIP security

HYDERABAD, NOV. 29. An exclusive wing to oversee security arrangements for VIPs was mooted by the Director General of Police, S.R. Sukumara, to ease burden on Saifabad and Panjagutta police. He was speaking at the inaugural function of new building of the Panjagutta police station here on Monday.

Frequent movement of VIPs like the Chief Minister and his Cabinet colleagues made it difficult for Saifabad and Panjagutta police to attend to their primary job of prevention and detection of crime. Hence, creation of a separate wing would benefit the police and the public, he remarked.

Headed by an Assistant Commissioner of Police, the special cell would comprise an inspector, four sub-inspectors and 70 to 80 constables. The Hyderabad Police Commissioner, R.P. Singh, said plans were on to carve out new police stations for the areas of Borabanda and Tolichowki to ease work pressure on adjoining police stations.

Traffic problems

Traffic congestion had been the main problem for the Panjagutta police in addition to routine law and order cases. Responding to the Commissioner's proposal, the Home Minister, K. Jana Reddy, said the Government would give consent after studying the draft papers. "Send the proposals soon", he told the Commissioner.

The Mayor, T. Krishna Reddy, the Secunderabad Lok Sabha member, Anjan Kumar Yadav, Additional Commissioners of Police -- A. K. Khan (co-ordination) and Tejdeep Kaur Menon (Traffic) -- and Additional DG (Training), M.V. Krishna Rao, were present.

Bid to ease burden on two police stations

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