Telangana Police seize vehicles of lockdown violators
People venturing on the roads had been in for a impolite shock on Saturday because the police throughout the State intensified enforcement of lockdown measures after prime brass warned folks over social media to keep away from unwarranted motion on the streets after 10 a.m.
Seizure of extra vehicles, reserving instances and imposing penalties was seen as a change within the technique of the Khakis.
The prime police brass within the State capital additionally directed the use of lathis in instances the place residents are usually not cooperating with the police. One of the Commissioners has instructed his personnel to make use of extra power, whereas one other suggested the power in his jurisdiction to brandish the lathis, however not use it with out ‘instructions’ from his workplace.
“We are asked to wield lathis while checking vehicles during lockdown hours, while our counterparts in the neighbouring commissionerate were asked to use the force, and were assured not to worry about the consequences,” a senior police officer mentioned.
This sudden growth is an offshoot of Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao’s evaluation of lockdown measures throughout a video convention from Warangal on Friday.
Sharing particulars of the video convention with The Puucho, a prime police officer within the capital mentioned that Mr. Rao was upset over laxity with which their division was implementing the lockdown in Hyderabad and elsewhere within the State.
“He told us that our force is not implementing the lockdown effectively, as a result people are venturing on streets even during the restricted timings,” the officer mentioned on situation of anonymity.
The CM appeared to have instructed the police bosses that he was not satisfied with their ‘style of functioning’ and asked them to step up lock down neasures.
Soon after Mr. Rao’s marathon video convention, DGP M Mahender Reddy held one other video convention with all Commissioners and Superintendents of police.
Later, the Inspectors General of Police of two zones (North and West) held one other dialogue with the unit officers over implementation of lockdown from Saturday, following which the CsP and SsP held a teleconference with their respective officers.
On Friday night Hyderabad Commissioner of Police Anjani Kumar took to Twitter and warned the residents to not come out of their homes . “This is a warning that we will be very firm from May 22. After 10 a.m do not come out of your houses,” he said in an audio message. He mentioned that not many had been taking the lockdown severely, and had been exposing the society to the risk of Coronavirus by transferring on streets.
“Seen unwarranted movement of youth on roads in lockdown from 10 am onwards. 22nd May 10am onwards vehicles will be strictly checked & seized if violation of GO102 and GO8 is noticed.#YourSafetyOurConcern,” tweeted Rachakonda Commissioner of Police Mahesh M. Bhagwat.
“We care for you. But that’s not enough. We have a larger goal of protecting the community. Requesting your cooperation during the implementation of lockdown in @hydcitypolice. @TelanganaCOPs request you to pl. use the relaxation time and reach your homes before 10 am. Thankyou,” tweeted Hyderabad Joint Commissioner of Police (East Zone) M Ramesh.