Hyderabad: Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao on Tuesday said the false propaganda and apprehensions unleashed during the pre-bifurcation days about law and order falling apart if a new State was formed was proved wrong almost immediately after 2014.
Telangana has emerged as a ‘tolerant State’ and the credit goes to the police and its first Director General Anurag Sharma who handled the job excellently and placed TS on top in terms of law and order, he said, adding that the prophets of doom had gone completely wrong.
Showering praise on Sharma at a farewell ceremony on his superannuation at Pragathi Bhavan, KCR said the former DGP strove to develop the police department into an efficient force since the formation of the State. “It was a proud moment for all when the State emerged as the best in maintaining law and order in the country,” he said, and pointed out that as long as vacillation prevailed among human beings, there would be law and order problems.
Another major achievement was that Telangana emerged as number one in the country in adopting new strategies for maintaining law and order. Apart from policing duties, the department was also involved in social activities and took part in campaigns such as Swachh Hyderabad and Mission Kakatiya, KCR said. The efforts of the police in the smooth conduct of Godavari and Krishna Pushkarams too were appreciable.
“Maintaining law and order is a regular process and it has to be done with new strategies, coordination and intelligence,” he said, adding that towards this direction, the State police introduced several new initiatives. The concept of SHE Teams and installation of surveillance cameras were among them.
There used to be disturbance in some form or the other earlier, but for the last three and half years, the State was peaceful. The Counter Intelligence Cell and Greyhounds wing played a key role in the country’s security and this was appreciated by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and others on the national level.
“My heart filled with joy with I heard this,” he said, and added that it happened due to the efforts taken up by Sharma and Director General of Police M Mahender Reddy. He hoped that the State police would emerge as the best police force in the world. Sharma said he rendered his duties successfully with the assistance of all officials.