IPS officer K S Vyas remembered - The New Indian Express

IPS officer K S Vyas remembered

Published: 29th January 2013 08:26 AM

Last Updated: 29th January 2013 08:26 AM

On the 20th death anniversary of IPS officer K.S Vyas, many anecdotes were shared by his colleagues, friends at the memorial lecture organized at Andhra Pradesh Police Academy (APPA) in the city on Monday.

Addressing the trainees and officers at the APPA, the director general of police V Dinesh Reddy recounted the fateful day when the brave officer was killed.

“We were doing our routine evening jog and due to cramps I couldn’t run along with him for the second lap. I stood by chatting with his wife when she expressed her concern at his name being in the Maoist hit list, while his security personnel stood around us. We suddenly heard a gun-shot. By the time we reached him, he was soaked in blood and breathed his last soon after at the Osmania General Hospital,” he said.

The 17th K.S Vyas memorial lecture was delivered by retired IPS officer K. Aravinda Rao on the current challenges faced to national integrity.

K S Vyas was the founder of elite greyhounds aimed at combating the maoist insurgency. The senior police officer extolled his perseverance and courage in the operations.

“When he was made the deputy commissioner of police (traffic) in the city, he introduced the lane system and was effective in bringing about the helmet rule. As the DIG of naxal operations, he won the admiration of late NTR who gave permission for the formation of Greyhounds. It is the quickest go ahead ever received in the state,” said P.S Ramamohan Rao, who served as the former governor of Tamil Nadu and DGP of AP.

The memorial lectures discussed on the challenges faced by the country. Former DGP K Aravinda Rao highlighted few points drew mostly from the divisive theory of internal conflicts as articulated in the book, ‘Breaking India - Western interventions in Dravidian and Dalit faultlines.’

“There is a nexus between maoists and evangelists in the country supported by western interests who are threatened by India’s emergence as a strong force. Further, the rise in atrocity literature embraced by scholars gives countries such as US to intervene in India. One must remember that the attitude of US and China to India is ambivalent,” said the former DGP. The memorial lecture was also attended by K.S Vyas’s widow K. Aruna Vyas  and director of APPA N Sambasiva Rao were also present.

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