VISAKHAPATNAM: Director-general of police (DGP) JV Ramudu opined that Section 8 of the AP Reorganisation Act was the need of the hour and it had to be invoked in Hyderabad. On a visit here for the 29th Onshore Security Coordination Committee Meeting of the AP Region Tuesday, the DGP, without going into details, said that there were many laws in the country and we should make use of them as per need and now there was a need to invoke Section 8.
The DGP told newsmen that the Special Investigation Team (SIT) probe into the phone tapping case was underway and would investigate the case from all angles.
As a measure to control crime against women, according to Ramudu, setting up ‘She Teams’ in Hyderabad might not be possible, but they would increase woman police constables in the ensuing days. On the Maoist activities in the state, the DGP said that the Red-rebel activities were under control. He also clarified that there was no rivalry between AP and Telangana police.
Earlier, participating in the 29th Onshore Security Coordination Committee meeting, the DGP along with the officials of oil and gas agencies and police personnel from the state discussed various security aspects for the oil and gas pipelines. The meet discussed various policy decisions on awareness creation and usage of technology.
The DGP said that they had insisted on the agencies to create public awareness through campaigns and let people know on what to do, whom to contact and the measures to be taken in the event of a mishap. Ramudu said that all agencies should have a toll-free number.
“There are many structures in the state which came up over pipelines and in such cases, a team would be constituted by the agencies to relocate the structures as a safety precaution,” he said, and added that there was a need to make use of technology to prevent any untoward incidents.
Ramudu also said the agencies should conduct more mock drills as a part of awareness creation.