Upper age limit increased for two more years in police recruitment

Hyderabad: Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao has taken decision to increase the upper age limit for two more years in the recruitment of posts in State Police department.

The Chief Minister has responded positively to the request of MLC Palla Rajeshwar Reddy to enhance the age limit following the implementation of 95 per cent job quota for locals first time and the impact of Corona pandemic for the past two years.The CM instructed Chief Secretary and the State DGP to initiate measures in this direction immediately. (INN)

TS Police signs MoU with Symbiosis Law School to set up ‘Legal Literacy Units’

Hyderabad: The Women Safety Wing of Telangana State Police singed one of a kind Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Legal Aid Centre of Symbiosis Law School, Hyderabad here on Friday.

The major thrust of the MoU is to create awareness and help women and children across the State by organising various Legal Awareness campus and Training Programmes to bring behavioural and attitudinal changes, identifying gender stereotypes.

Through this collaboration, Legal Literacy Clubs (LLC’s) will be established across educational institutions in the State to engage youth and children.

Swati Lakra, IG Women’s Safety Wing – Telangana State Police signed the MoU on behalf of their department and Prof. (Dr.) Sarfaraz Ahmed Khan on behalf of the Legal Aid Centre, Symbiosis Law School, Hyderabad.

Sumathi Badugula, Superintendent of Police, CID and Women Protection Cell, Telangana and Dr.Anurdha Binnuri, Deputy Director Symbiosis Law School, Hyderabad witnessed the ceremony.

The Symbiosis Law School has expressed their support to the Women Safety Wing to utilise institution’s space for the students of Legal Literacy Clubs from other colleges. (INN)

TS Police implicating Congress activists in fake case: Sravan

Hyderabad: The Congress party has strongly condemned Telangana Police for registering cases against Youth Congress activists for a post on social media regarding rising cases of missing women in the State.

Stating that the case was false, fabricated and politically motivated, All India Congress Committee (AICC) National Spokesperson Dr. Sravan Dasoju, while addressing a press conference at Gandhi Bhavan on Saturday, demanded that the police immediately withdraw the case against Telangana Youth Congress General Secretary and In-charge Social Media Dept Venkat Gurijala and two others.

Earlier, Sravan, along with TPPC Working President Ponnam Prabhakar and Youth Congress president Anil Kumar Yadav, submitted a memorandum to Director General of Police Mahender Reddy demanding withdrawal of case registered against Youth Congress activists.

Sravan informed that a leading Telugu daily published a report on 11th June stating that 545 missing cases, especially of women and girls, have been reported in the last 10 days. Based on the report, the Youth Congress published a post (Graphic Design) questioning the functioning of State Government and Police.

He said the post was aimed at creating awareness among the people so that they could take all precautionary measures to minimise the missing incidents. He said that the graphic design and the content do not have any abusive or provocative or misleading false information and was very much within the statutory framework of Freedom of Expression.

However, he said that the Cyber Crimes Police Station has filed a case under IPC 505 (1)(b), where as the contents of the graphic design does not reflect any sort of negative intention to cause fear or alarm to the public and does not induce to commit an offence against the state or public tranquillity.

The Congress leader said that the content of graphic design was only a reproduction of the news article published in Eenadu, which includes even kidnapping of children.

As a responsible citizen and an office bearer of Indian National Congress, Venkat Gurijala made an attempt to remind the responsibility of police department considering the gravity of the situation. “If reporting the missing cases and questioning the government is a crime, then why similar case was not booked against the newspaper which originally published the report,” he said.

Sravan alleged that the Telangana Police was sending a wrong message that it would implicate people in a false case if they ever question the functioning of State Government and Police. He said that Director General of Police Mahender Reddy himself had Tweeted that of 545 missing people, nearly 300 had remained untraced.

Similarly, of 116 missing persons, 83 could not be traced in Cyberabad Police Commissionerate. Likewise, 51 out of 100 and 43 out of 87 missing persons are still untraceable in Hyderabad and Rachakonda Commissionerates respectively.

“The missing cases along with statistics reported by the police department through press release made by Ms Swathi Lakra, IGP of Women Safety & In-charge of ADG-CID, Telangana and also social media post on official and verified twitter handle of the DGP, Telangana (@TelanganaDGP) corroborates the news item,” he pointed out and said how activists of Congress party could be targetted for re-production of factually correct information.

He also informed that based on the FIR filed by Cyber Crimes Police Station, few other newspapers reported that the Telangana Yuva Synyam social media post claimed that the number of missing complaints were on the rise and 82 people had gone missing in the state within 24 hours on Saturday.

However, he clarified that the specific contents of FIR and the news Items published were not connected to Telangana Yuva Synyam and Venkat Gurijala and others are falsely implicated in this case without any crime committed by them.

“The false case and subsequent media reports led to character assassination of Venkat Gurijala and two others and their further career has been sabotaged,” he said while requesting the DGP to review the review the matter immediately. (INN)

Police Commissioner hold training workshop on forthcoming elections

Hyderabad: City Police Commissioner Anjani Kumar and all senior officers of the Hyderabad City Police conducted half day workshop and training program for all the Inspectors Additional Inspectors, AsCP and senior officers with regard to issues regarding preparation for forthcoming election.

Legal Advisor Sriramulu conducted a four hour session on the legal issues during election process including the Model Code of Conduct.

Issues like sensitivity mapping was also explained to all the offices particularly those station house officers who have joined recently

Additional CP City Armed Reserve Shivaprasad explained various guidelines regarding code of conduct for use of Police vehicle.

Additional CP administration T. Murali Krishna explained the bandobast scheme and how to make administrative and logistic support for the forces which would be deployed for the forthcoming elections

In the meeting, senior officers like all Zonal DCPs, Additional CP Law & Order D.S. Chauhan and Joint CP Special Branch Tarun Joshi made presentations on preparation for elections. (INN)

TS Police to use Facial Recognition System to prevent, detect crime

Hyderabad: Telangana Police is now equipped with yet another powerful tool “Facial Recognition System” integrated with TSCOP, which will aid the Investigation Officers in prevention of crime and Identification of criminals/ suspects across the State in real time at lightning speed.

This tool allows all the Investigation Officers to identify potential offenders by comparing person’s face (Live) with lakhs of digital photographs that are stored in CCTNS central database including Offenders, Wanted persons, Missing persons and also photographs of arrested offenders published in the Media.

The central database of photographs will be updated regularly through CCTNS implemented in all the Police Stations across the State, informed Telangana DGP Mahender Reddy on Thursday.

When the Person’s Face (Live) or a Photograph is fed into the system, then the Face (Live) or photograph will be compared with the aforesaid central database containing lakhs of photographs, the matches of photographs will be ranked in descending order in a few seconds.

The Investigation Officers then carry out manual comparison of matched photographs and proceed for further confirmation using other information and appropriate action will be initiated thereafter.

The photographs of persons that do not match with the central database will automatically be discarded immediately and shall not be stored anywhere in the system.

Facial Recognition System is an integral feature of TSCOP mobile App for assisting Investigation Officers for delivering effective and efficient services to citizens and thereby improve responsiveness.

Functional features of FRS include regular maintenance of image database categorized as Active Offenders / Suspects/ Missing persons, and Wanted persons (1,00,000+ images); Regular update of central database with the photographs of Wanted Persons published on websites of various Law Enforcement agencies; Images of the arrested persons published in media will be regularly updated in respective category of the central database.

The System matches the live / photograph of a person fed into the system against the suspect images already stored in the central database.

It retrieves the matched images and rank in the descending order for further validation. It provides the searched photo and matched photo from the central database displayed side by side for comparison and confirmation in real time. Unmatched photographs of the persons will not be stored in the central database.

The face or photograph search will be done in the central database and results are provided in the respective category in real time.

The Facial Recognition System can be accessed directly from the mobile devices through TSCOP Mobile Application available with Investigation Officers. M/s Value Pitch & WinC have been the technology partners.

Telangana Police is the first State in the country to leverage the power of Facial Recognition Technologies in prevention and detection of crimes in real time at lightning speed by making it available to all Investigation officers delivering Citizen Services at the cutting edge level, through integration with TSCOP App.

This will enable and empower the Telangana Police to improve the standards of Safety and Security in the Community at large, the DGP said.

Top military officials visit Hyderabad Police Commissionerate

Hyderabad: Commissioner of Police Anjani Kumar has welcomed Maj. Gen. N Srinivas Rao, Telangana and Andhra Sub Area General Officer Commanding along with his team of Senior Brigadier, Colonel to the office of the Commissioner of Police at Basheer Bagh on Friday.

There was a discussion on mutual cooperation regarding internal security. The Commissioner of Police also made a presentation about the IT initiatives, citizen friendly policing and other new initiatives which has made Hyderabad the best police in the country.

The Army Officers team were also shown the model technology facility of the Command and Control System, Facial Recognition System, Patrol Service System, Nenu Saitham Project and other initiatives.

Additional Commissioners DS Chauhan (Law & Order) and T. Murali Krishna (Admin), Joint Commissioner (Special Branch) Tarun Joshi and all officers of IT Core team participated in the discussion.

Maj. Gen. Srinivas Rao expressed delight to see such a wonderful facility and said it is one of the best, he has ever seen. (INN)

MANUU offers Coaching for entry into Police Service

Hyderabad: Maulana Azad National Urdu University (MANUU), UGC, Coaching Centre for Minorities for Entry into Services (CCMES) will conduct two months coaching classes for candidates belonging to minority communities who are desirous in appearing for appointment as Constables, ASI and SI in the Police Department of Telangana State.

According to Dr. S. Maqbool Ahmed, Coordinator Centre, eligible candidates can enrol for the coaching classes by filling online application available on University website www.manuu.ac.in.

The last date for filling online Application form is 30th June, according to a press release.

The printout of filled in application form along with the registration fee of Rs 100/- through DD from nationalized banks in favour of Maulana Azad National Urdu University, payable at Hyderabad shall be sent by post/in person to the Coordinator, CCMES, R.No 207, II Floor, Polytechnic Building, MANUU, Hyderabad by 5th July.

For further queries, candidates may contact 9700413654 or 8367527769.

KCR pays rich homage to police martyrs

Hyderabad: Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao has paid rich homage to the police personnel who were martyred while discharging their duties.

The Chief Minister recalled the services rendered by the police on the occasion of the Police Commemoration Day. He said the people and the country would never forget the supreme sacrifices done by the police martyrs for the protection of lives and properties of the people.

He wanted the police force to rededicate itself to the lofty ideals shown by the martyrs.

Chandrashekhar Rao recalled that the Telangana State Government was giving highest priority to the welfare of members of the martyred families. (INN)

Bihar Dy CM praises TS police

Hyderabad: Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar Sushil Kumar Modi has praised the functioning of Telangana Police.

During his visit to Hyderabad on Sunday, Sushil Modi visited the Panjagutta Police Station. Police Commissioner Mahender Redy and other senior officials briefed the Bihar’s Dy CM on various reforms introduced by the Telangana Government in police department.

The Commissioner said Friendly Policing concept was introduced to bring people closer to police department and prevent crime. He said all police stations were modernised and accountability was fixed. He said thousands of CC cameras have been installed across the city which significantly reduced crime rate.

Speaking to media persons later, Sushil Kumar Modi said he was highly impressed with the initiatives of Telangana Police in curbing crime.

He also praised schemes like KCR Kits to extend financial assistance to pregnant woman and new born children. He said such schemes could be emulated in Bihar. (INN)

TITA train police recruits on digital media, cyber security

Hyderabad: Telangana Information Technology Association (TITA) in collaboration with Telangana Police Department has conducted a comprehensive training program on digital media, cyber security to the new police recruits.

Telangana Yuva Nirmaan volunteers trained the 8th Battalion of the recruits on cyber security, digital media and other nitty-gritty of the technology applications. The recruits were also given training on Drug Abuse through e-learning program that was recently launched by TITA.

Commandant H Satyanarayana Rao on this occasion said that it has become inevitable for all the government departments to be well versed in digital media technologies.

Appreciating the efforts of TITA on digital literacy programs he said that such training would be helpful for cops to tackle situations while on duty and give them a detailed idea of the digital processes.

Assistant Commandant B Chandrashekhar on this occasion said that cops must be aware of the cyber security since there has been an increase in the cybercrimes. Training on the technology will definitely help the department to trouble shoot any cybercrime.

He said that more such service would be needed for the department in coming days and cops must be aware of technology updates every year.

TITA Global President Sundeep Kumar Makthala said that cyber security was the most important for all the government departments now especially police department. He said that Telangana needs more number of cyber security experts.

He opined that there was a need that every cop must be aware of digital media, cyber security and related technologies and each police station must have one such expert in the future.

He appreciated that cyber security experts of police department have successfully tackled the menace of Wannacry cyberattack occurred recently.

He expressed hope that all the recruits would work for the new Telangana and its prosperity with more expertise and excellence. The trained recruits have carried out a rally after the daylong workshop on digital media. (INN)