HYDERABAD: Stating that the state police play a key role in enforcing law and order, outgoing director-general of police of the combined state B Prasada Rao has said that he has discharged his duties perfectly during the recent five elections.
Rao was given farewell at SAR CPL Grounds at Amberpet here on Thursday. Prasada Rao has been promoted as principal secretary (home) for the new state of Andhra Pradesh.
After participating in a farewell passing-out parade, Prasada Rao addressed the gathering. “Every policeman should react on issues concerning the common man. People visit police stations for seeking justice. Police shall react by taking measures to meet public grievances. Then only can the police gain people’s respect,” he said.
Recalling the services of the late KS Vyas, Paradesi Naidu and Umesh Chandra in curbing extremist activities, Prasada Rao said that these police officers designed Special Investigation Team (SIT) and Greyhounds which had become prestigious police wings in the state.
In-charge DGP of Telangana state Anurag Sharma said Prasada Rao had discharged his duties with commitment and honesty, and described him as a role model to many police officers.
JV Ramudu, in-charge DGP of Andhra Pradesh recalled that he had met Prasada Rao in New Delhi for first time during UPSC’s interview. Prasada Rao is a police officer who worked for uplift of poor people and won several prestigious awards. As DGP, he gave priority to police welfare, Ramudu said.
Former DGPs V Dinesh Reddy and Swaranjit Sen, new Hyderabad police commissioner M Mahender Reddy and other police officers were present.