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South DGPs` conference opens at Hyderabad

Aimed at achieving mutual coordination, sharing intelligence and information pertaining on Left extremists, terrorism and other crimes, a conference of Director Generals of Police of Southern states got underway in Hyderabad.



Hyderabad: Aimed at achieving mutual
coordination, sharing intelligence and information pertaining
to Left extremists, terrorism and other crimes, a conference
of Director Generals of Police of Southern states got underway
here Wednesday.

The one-day conference, organised by the Andhra
Pradesh police, was attended by Kerala DGP Jacob Punnoose, DGP
CID of Karnataka D V Guru Prasad, Tamil Nadu DGP TMT Latika
Saran and other senior police officers of the four Southern
states.

"We will be discussing on issues of tackling Left-wing
extremism, Terrorism, video-piracy, circulation of fake Indian
currency notes, organised criminal networks dealing with
narcotics and psychotropic substances, anti-human trafficking
and immigration frauds besides discuss on steps to be taken on
execution of NBWs pending in these states," state DGP R R
Girish Kumar, said after the inauguration of the conference.

Kumar said the Popular Front of India, a
fundamentalist organisation responsible for hacking off the
hand of a professor in Kerala, recently tried to create unrest
on communal front in Andhra Pradesh.

"It appears that PFI has become active in AP, as its
posters were found pasted in Hyderabad prior to Bonalu
festival. Besides its members also held dharnas in Kurnool and
Nellore districts," Kumar said.

He stressed on the need to connect all the Fingerprint
Bureaus of southern states to track criminals and detect cases
which would also enable exchange of data among the
neighbouring states.

Since a large number of pilgrims from Andhra Pradesh
visit Sabarimala (in Kerala), a decision on deploying the
state police personnel for bandobast duties from this year is
being finalised and a detailed proposal from Kerala is awaited
for formulating the methodology, he said.

"The conference will act as a common platform to
evolve common strategies through co-ordinated means and better
shape the police in southern states to handle these problems,"
Kumar said.

Earlier, Andhra Pradesh Home Minister P Sabitha Indra
Reddy, after inaugurating the conference, suggested for a
joint `Nakabandi` operations in the border areas of the
neighbouring states to nab wanted criminals and to hold
half-yearly meetings of SPs of border districts.
On the lines of Tamil Nadu, the Andhra Pradesh
government is also contemplating to bring the video-pirates
under the AP Goonda Act, she said, adding a Cyber Academy will
also be set up in the state soon.

PTI

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