Hyderabad: Signalling an end to a quite eventful career, veteran cop and currently IG, Special Intelligence Branch, T Prabhakar Rao will retire from service on Tuesday.
In a note penned to his colleagues and well-wishers a day before his superannuation, Rao recalled several interesting incidents from his career and thanked everyone for the ‘cooperation extended to him in serving the people of Telangana’.
“I am retiring on June 30 as IGP of SIB. I express my regards to the Director-General of Police M Mahendar Reddy and all other police officers of the State who supported me in executing several successful operations and serving the needy and poor,” Rao, who joined as Deputy Superintendent of Police in 1991, said.
“Whatever assignment or post I was assigned, I discharged to the best of my capacities and left no stone unturned to give the best possible professional policing to the State and its people,” he said.
“The lion’s share of my contribution was to the SIB, a wing dedicated to Left Wing Extremism (LWE). Taking a cue from my senior officers, I introduced several initiatives in SIB and played a pivotal role in containing extremists in the State,” Rao said.
“There are numerous cases and instances which substantiate my sincerity, conviction and commitment. A classic case was that of arresting Ammadaya (Veerabhoga Vasantha Rayudu) in 1998 who took several VIPs for a ride,” Rao said.
While working as SP of Nalgonda district, Rao was instrumental in neutralizing two terror operatives at Janakipuram in Nalgonda within 48 hours of their killing a police constable and a home guard.
Appreciation for his contributions came several times, with the government awarding him the Indian Police Medal for meritorious service in 2012, the Police Medal for Gallantry in 2016 and the President’s Police Medal for distinguished service in 2019.
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