Wives of Andhra cops call off protest

Published: 06th August 2012 06:47 PM  |   Last Updated: 06th August 2012 06:47 PM   |  A+A-

By IANS

The wives of the constables of the Andhra Pradesh Special Police (APSP) Monday called off their protest after the police chief agreed to accept their demands for leave and better working conditions.

Following a meeting with family members of the constables, Director General of Police Dinesh Reddy assured withdrawal of a controversial system under which the cops were being sent to remote areas for duty.

The demands for deploying the constables within 100 km of their respective battalions and three days of leave in a month were also accepted by the DGP. With the police chief's assurance, the wives of the constables withdrew their two-day protest in various APSP battalions across the state.

The police chief also suspended a reserved inspector of eighth battalion at Kondapur near Hyderabad. The officer was responsible for sending constable Phani Kumar to Rampachodavaram in East Godavari district, where he died of health problems after he was allegedly denied leave.

For the last two days, the family members of the constables were staging protests at APSP battalions in Adilabad, Vijayanagaram, Kadapa and other districts, demanding better working conditions.

The protest had triggered tension at Kondapur with some women trying to attack an officer. The protest Sunday had spread to other districts.

APSP Additional Director General Gautam Swang told reporters Monday that the A&B system was introduced to meet the shortage of personnel in some battalions.

"They could not take leave because of shortage of manpower," he explained, while announcing that they would revert to the old system.

Swang said they would reconsider the long deployment of constables in remote areas. He promised to take action on specific complaints of corruption and harassment by officials.

Stay up to date on all the latest Andhra Pradesh news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp