Task Force begins work
Task Force Begins Work, Special Task Force, Director General of CRPF K Vijay Kumar. The Special Task Force (STF) headed by former Director General of CRPF K Vijay Kumar, on Tuesday commenced the task of discussing security concerns being voiced by certain sections in Hyderabad and issues such as "division of assets" of the Andhra Pradesh Police in the event of the bifurcation of the state.
The Special Task Force (STF) headed by former Director General of CRPF K Vijay Kumar, on Tuesday commenced the task of discussing security concerns being voiced by certain sections in Hyderabad and issues such as "division of assets" of the Andhra Pradesh Police in the event of the bifurcation of the state.
According to Vijay Kumar, the STF had discussed the division of assets and staff and how to build a strong police force in the two states after the bifurcation. Talking to media after the two and half hour long meeting, Vijay Kumar said, "We have elicited views of senior police officers on these issues, the facilities that need to be created and also maintenance of law and order." He said the team would stay in Hyderabad for two to three days. The meeting is also learnt to have discussed about the status of Hyderabad and the protection of Seemandhra people in Telangana in the event of bifurcation of the state, possibility of border disputes between two states as well as with neighbouring states and likely naxal problem in Telangana. Former state police chief Arvinda Rao said specific discussion on distribution of the force, particularly the AP Special Police battalions, Special Protection Force (SPF) and AP Police Academy were discussed at the meeting.
The meeting held at the Centre for Good Governance, was attended by BSF IG Santosh Mehra, Principal Secretary, Ajay Mishra, NHA Joint Director Rajiv Sharma, APPA Director Damodar, ACB Director Kumar Vishwajit, Hyderabad Police Commissioner Anurag Sharma, DGP (Operations) JV Ramudu, APSRTC MD AK Khan and other senior officials. Former DGP A K Mohanty and C Anjaneya Reddy and H J Dora did not attend the meeting. While Dora informed the STF that he was not available as he would be out of station, Mohanty is understood to have said that he was not interested to be part of the meeting.
The present DGP D Prasada Rao also could not participate in the meeting as he had to go to New Delhi to attend another meeting.
The Task Force, constituted by the UPA Government on Monday, has been assigned the responsibility of studying the security scenario, division of assets and administrative framework in connection with division of Andhra Pradesh to carve out Telangana.
After holding consultations with government officials and institutions for about three days, the Task Force would submit a report to the Group of Ministers (GoM) on Telangana by November 5.
According to sources, the task force is likely to submit its report to the Group of Ministers GoM) on Telangana set up by the Home Ministry thus facilitating it to work out modalities to create Telangana state.
The panel is expected to go into various issues, especially law and order in Hyderabad in the next 10 years when it would be the joint capital of Telangana and residuary state of Andhra Pradesh