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Top cop is Khammam’s son of soil

Top cop is Khammam’s son of soil
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Success doesn’t come on a platter, it is earned. True to these words, the proud son of the soil, the 1986 Batch IPS officer Mudireddy Mahender Reddy,...

Khammam: Success doesn’t come on a platter, it is earned. True to these words, the proud son of the soil, the 1986 Batch IPS officer Mudireddy Mahender Reddy, the newly-appointed Director General of Police, has his hurdles en route to success that not many of Telanganites were able to reach the position.

Born into an agricultural family, Reddy, the last of six siblings born to Narayana Reddy-Achhamma couple, continued his hard work in academics and was undeterred in his pursuit to excellence. He is an alumnus of prestigious Sarvail Gurukul School in Nalgonda district and Regional Engineering College (now known as NIT) where he did his Bachelor of Engineering.

Reddy, who worked in different capacities in Karimnagar, Guntur, Adilabad, Nizamabad, Kurnool and Hyderabad, also served as faculty member of the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy. Since June 2, 2014, he has been at the helm of affairs in Hyderabad as its Commissioner. Adept in using technology, he has been instrumental in installing CCTV surveillance in the city taking crime detection to new levels.

His elder brother Venkat Reddy told The Hans India: “Mahender has always maintained a close relationship with us and our village. He has done quite a few things for the development of Kistapuram.”

Ramchandra Reddy, the other sibling of Mahender Reddy is a retired chief engineer of Nagarjuna Sagar Project (NSP). Reddy also has three sisters. It may be noted here that DGP post falls vacant on November 12 with the incumbent Anurag Sharma’s superannuation. Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao has on Friday issued orders appointing Mahender Reddy as DGP.

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