Hyderabad: The older parts of the city have seen an immense change in the last two decades, and the spate of communal riots has ended. All they want is to live happily and more forward, said Director General of Police Anurag Sharma on Friday. Mr Sharma, who was deputy commissioner of police (South) in 1992 when the Babri Masjid was demolished, sparking outrage among Muslims and others across India, described his posting as “challenging”.
“In my entire service I feel my posting in south zone of Hyderabad was during a tough era of policing for the city police. I performed well and there was support from the entire police force,” Mr Sharma said at a Meet the Press programme organised by the Press Club of Hyderabad.
He said that the Old City had seen tremendous changes and development. “The small shops have paved the way for big shops and multi-storeyed shopping complexes. People here are now interested in competing with people across the city.” When asked if the Maoist movement in the state has been ended, he said that no problem is fully controlled. “There will be issues. Police has to adopt strategies, gather intelligence and should be alert always,” he said. He said need-based policing is being implemented across the state.