HYDERABAD: The bifurcated parts of Cyberabad Police Commissionerate have been named Rachakonda Police Commissionerate and Cyberabad Police Commissionerate.
Cyberabad East will be known as Rachakonda Police Commissionerate and Cyberabad West as Cyberabad Police Commissionerate. Principal secretary (home) Rajiv Trivedi issued the orders on Thursday stating that the Police Commissionerate notified under Cyberabad East and Cyberabad West should be deemed to have been established under the Cyberabad Police Act and renamed Rachakonda and Cyberabad Police Commissionerates respectively.
The kings of Rachakonda were chieftains of the Recherla clan and Padmanayaka (Velama) caste who rose to rule over the entire Telangana during the post-Kakatiya and pre-Bahamani period in the Deccan.
After disputes arose among the family members over power, their cousins later ruled over a separate state centred at Devarakonda fort. Rachakonda stood as a buffer state between the Muslim Bahamani kingdom and the Hindu Vijayanagara empire and was subsequently taken over by the Bahamanis in 1433 during the Velama rule.
Rachakonda was unique that in spite of its small size and frequent tensions, Telugu literature received major patronage and flourished. The most famous was Sarvajna Singha Bhoopala III of the Recherla clan, the last king of Rachakonda, who patronised both Bammera Pothana and Srinatha, the legendary Telugu poets.