Invoke PD Act against those disturbing public order, directs Telangana DGP

The police department's government pleader Mujib explained the precautions to be taken while registering cases under PD Act.

BySouth First Desk

Published Feb 04, 2023 | 10:32 PM Updated Feb 04, 2023 | 10:32 PM

DGP Anjani Kumar interacted with superintendents and commissioners on 4 February. (DGP Telangana/Twitter)

Telangana’s Director General of Police Anjani Kumar on Saturday, 4 February, said that those who disturb the public order should be dealt with strictly and cases under Preventive Detention (PD) Act should be registered against them, as per the rules.

Participating in a video conference at the police headquarters in Lakdikapul, Hyderabad, he advised police officers to take proper care while implementing the PD Act.

He added that there should be uniformity in all the commissionerates and superintendent of police (SP) offices in the state.

He said that the court’s instructions should be taken into account while implementing the PD Act.

Anjani Kumar said that due care should be taken in registering cases related to farmer suicides in the state.

Reviewing the issues related to the court cases, he asked officers to take steps to avoid contempt of court under any circumstances.

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Training session

The police department’s government pleader Mujib explained in detail the precautions to be taken while registering cases under PD Acts.

All commissioners and SPs had an interactive session with Mujib and his team on various issues of law and their interpretation.

The session was useful to newly posted officers who raised doubts on invoking the PD Act.

Anjani Kumar asked officers to take proper precautions for peaceful conduct of Shivaratri festival celebrations. He said there was good response and progress in crime investigation, ensuring punishment to criminals in all the commissionerates, and also in the districts.

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Be aware

He asked officers to be cautious of foreigners, who are arriving in the city on visiting visas and staying in different places. The officers should monitor the movements of foreigners and also make sure that they are not allowed to participate in unauthorised meetings.

Anjani Kumar advised the police commissioners and SPs to visit all the police training colleges in their jurisdiction, meet with the principals, and review the situation and make sure that there is proper infrastructure available for training of new police recruits.