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Task Force on law & order

Task Force on law & order
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Task Force on Law & Order, Issue of Law and Order, Bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh. The Union Home Ministry has set up a five-member Task Force to go into the issue of law and order, with regard to the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh.

  • The five-member team is headed by K Vijay Kumar and includes A K Mohanty, J V Ramudu, N R Wasan and Rajiv Sharma as members
  • First meeting today at Lake View Guest House, to submit report by Nov 5
  • To make recommendations on status of Hyd and law & order during the 10-year period when Hyd will be a joint capital

The Union Home Ministry has set up a five-member Task Force to go into the issue of law and order, with regard to the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh. The five-member Task Force, headed by former CRPF Director-General K Vijay Kumar, is yet another step in the direction of speeding up the process for the creation of Telangana.

The Task Force is expected to visit Hyderabad on Tuesday. It is expected to submit its report by November 5 and it will be placed before the Group of Ministers (GoM) on Telangana, which is meeting on November 7.

The Task Force is headed by K Vijay Kumar, who earned a name for himself by assisting Walter Devaram and led Operation Cocoon that resulted in the killing of forest brigand Veerappan in October 2004, has four other members. The other members are A K Mohanty, former DGP, and J V Ramudu, currently Additional DGP, both from Andhra Pradesh IPS cadre, besides N R Wasan, Additional Director, NIA. Rajiv Sharma, IAS, who is presently handling the issue of carving out the separate state of Telangana, is an ex-officio member.

The brief for the Task Force that would meet at Lake View guest house on Tuesday morning is to make recommendations, among other things, on the status of Hyderabad and the handling of law and order in the city, when it serves as the joint capital for the states of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh for a period of 10 years. It will give a comprehensive report on the gamut of issues involved in evolving the mechanism for the administration of Hyderabad, during the 10-year period when it will serve as the joint capital.

It will also discuss how to distribute the assets of the police.

When contacted A K Mohanty said that he was not aware of it and he had not received any official information about he being part of the task force. He had come to know of it only through the media.

Meanwhile, the TRS criticised the government for not inviting the former DGP P Ramulu for the meeting of the task force. Ramulu belongs to the Telangana region.

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