Nizamabad CP post vacant though polls are fast approaching

NIZAMABAD: Though the State Legislative Assembly elections are fast approaching, a regular officer to the post of Nizamabad police commissioner is yet to be appointed.

Nizamabad is a politically sensitive district and borders Maharashtra. The crime rate is also high in Nizamabad district compared to other districts. Yet, the commissioner of police (CP) post has been lying vacant for the past three and half months.

After Nizamabad police commissioner K.R. Naga Raju retired from service on March 31, Nirmal district superintendent of police Ch. Praveen Kumar has been holding the additional charge as Nizamabad CP.

The names of senior police officers Janaki Sharmila, Padmaja Reddy and Srinivas Rao had come to the fore for appointment as Nizamabad commissioner of police. But no orders have so far been issued.

Speaking to Deccan Chronicle, a senior police officer, on condition of anonymity, said though Nizamabad has become a commissionerate, the CP’s post has been lying vacant for the past 106 days. The officer maintained that a regular IPS officer posted as CP will have a considerable impact on police staff and the general public.

“We are hopeful that by the end of July, the state government will post a regular CP for Nizamabad,” he said.

Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao’s daughter Kalvakuntla Kavitha is representing Nizamabad as an MLC. According to BRS sources, she may contest as MP in the next Lok Sabha elections from Nizamabad.

Under the circumstances, the posting of a regular commissioner of police for Nizamabad is crucial.

( Source : Deccan Chronicle. )
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