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Intelligence, city police orchestrate pro-government demonstration at Dharna Chowk


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Intelligence, city police orchestrate pro-government demonstration at Dharna Chowk

2017-06-18 11:18:10

Intelligence, city police orchestrate pro-government demonstration at Dharna Chowk

 

 

 

(The News Bureau)

In an apparent attempt to please political bosses, a couple of officials in the intelligence department in association with a couple of officials in the city police have allegedly orchestrated pro-government demonstration at Dharna Chowk on May 15.

The handful of officials went to the extent of deputing some police personnel in plainclothes to take part in the pro-government protest leading to sharp criticism from all corners after videos and pictures of the police personnel in plainclothes holding placards emerged.

Lake Police Inspector K Sridevi was one of the police personnel among the pro-government demonstrators. Following criticism, her services were withdrawn from Lake Police and attached to the central zone control room.

However, sources in the police department said the pro-government demonstration was orchestrated by a handful of officials in the intelligence wing and the city police.

Ever since the Telangana government decided to shift the venue for protests to the outskirts of the city citing law and order problems, there have been protests against the decision. Some groups have even appr Intelligence, city police orchestrate pro-government demonstration at Dharna Chowk roached the High Court against the decision. But the ‘morning walkers group’ or the ‘locals’ were never in the picture. The police never made a mention that either the walkers or the locals wanted the Dharna Chowk to be shifted, the sources said.

Further, the city police never gave permission to any one after March to hold protest at Dharna Chowk. Suddenly, the walkers group and locals came into the picture a few weeks ago and the police permitted both the groups – the group that wants shifting of Dharna Chowk and the groups that have been protesting against shifting of Dharna Chowk – to stage protests on the same day which gives rise to suspicion, sources said.

Granting permission to two opposite groups to hold protests on the same day at Dharna Chowk and compelling some lower level officials to take part in the pro-government demonstration in plain clothes lends support for the theory that it was orchestrated by the police department itself, the sources said.

Elaborating further the sources said, two officials close to the political bosses are calling shots in the intelligence wing though they are not heads of the department. Those two officials in association with two senior officials of the city police elaborately planned the pro-government demonstration.

However, their plan failed as the local TRS leaders could not mobilize locals for the pro-government demonstration.

Had the local TRS leaders managed to mobilize huge number of locals, the police personnel in plain clothes would have remained backstage boosting the morale of the TRS cadres. Unfortunately, the local leaders failed to execute the plan designed by the handful of police officials thus bringing disrepute to the department, sources said.

Now that the police design has been exposed, all the senior officers are tight lipped making the lower level officials scapegoats.

Deputy Commissioner of Police, Central Zone, Joel Davis, who had no role in the plan, had to issue a release as a cover up.

The release said that police personnel in plain clothes were deployed at Dharna Chowk on Monday since two protest programmes were organised. Lake Police Inspector, Sreedevi was also drafted for surveillance duty to watch over any anti-social elements at Dharna Chowk.

“It has come to our notice that during the bandobust Inspector, Sreedevi, was found holding a placard among the protestors. An enquiry has been ordered for taking further action in this regard. Pending enquiry she has been withdrawn from the duties of Lake Police with immediate effect and attached to the Central Zone Control Room,” the DCP said.

However, it appears the city police need eternal time to complete the enquiry which is evident from the fact that though couple of weeks have elapsed but the enquiry has not been completed, which clearly shows that the lower level officials were only playing the character they were given but the screenplay and direction was being done by somebody else.

It also shows how lower level officials are made scapegoats by the seniors for their selfish ends. One of the intelligence officials behind the plan wants a plum post, while one of the city police officer behind it wants to be in the department as long as he can go to office.

On the other hand, another officer behind the plan is vying to become the top cop of the state, the sources said.

 

 

 

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Intelligence, city police orchestrate pro-government demonstration at Dharna Chowk

2017-06-18 11:18:10

 

 

 

(The News Bureau)

In an apparent attempt to please political bosses, a couple of officials in the intelligence department in association with a couple of officials in the city police have allegedly orchestrated pro-government demonstration at Dharna Chowk on May 15.

The handful of officials went to the extent of deputing some police personnel in plainclothes to take part in the pro-government protest leading to sharp criticism from all corners after videos and pictures of the police personnel in plainclothes holding placards emerged.

Lake Police Inspector K Sridevi was one of the police personnel among the pro-government demonstrators. Following criticism, her services were withdrawn from Lake Police and attached to the central zone control room.

However, sources in the police department said the pro-government demonstration was orchestrated by a handful of officials in the intelligence wing and the city police.

Ever since the Telangana government decided to shift the venue for protests to the outskirts of the city citing law and order problems, there have been protests against the decision. Some groups have even appr roached the High Court against the decision. But the ‘morning walkers group’ or the ‘locals’ were never in the picture. The police never made a mention that either the walkers or the locals wanted the Dharna Chowk to be shifted, the sources said.

Further, the city police never gave permission to any one after March to hold protest at Dharna Chowk. Suddenly, the walkers group and locals came into the picture a few weeks ago and the police permitted both the groups – the group that wants shifting of Dharna Chowk and the groups that have been protesting against shifting of Dharna Chowk – to stage protests on the same day which gives rise to suspicion, sources said.

Granting permission to two opposite groups to hold protests on the same day at Dharna Chowk and compelling some lower level officials to take part in the pro-government demonstration in plain clothes lends support for the theory that it was orchestrated by the police department itself, the sources said.

Elaborating further the sources said, two officials close to the political bosses are calling shots in the intelligence wing though they are not heads of the department. Those two officials in association with two senior officials of the city police elaborately planned the pro-government demonstration.

However, their plan failed as the local TRS leaders could not mobilize locals for the pro-government demonstration.

Had the local TRS leaders managed to mobilize huge number of locals, the police personnel in plain clothes would have remained backstage boosting the morale of the TRS cadres. Unfortunately, the local leaders failed to execute the plan designed by the handful of police officials thus bringing disrepute to the department, sources said.

Now that the police design has been exposed, all the senior officers are tight lipped making the lower level officials scapegoats.

Deputy Commissioner of Police, Central Zone, Joel Davis, who had no role in the plan, had to issue a release as a cover up.

The release said that police personnel in plain clothes were deployed at Dharna Chowk on Monday since two protest programmes were organised. Lake Police Inspector, Sreedevi was also drafted for surveillance duty to watch over any anti-social elements at Dharna Chowk.

“It has come to our notice that during the bandobust Inspector, Sreedevi, was found holding a placard among the protestors. An enquiry has been ordered for taking further action in this regard. Pending enquiry she has been withdrawn from the duties of Lake Police with immediate effect and attached to the Central Zone Control Room,” the DCP said.

However, it appears the city police need eternal time to complete the enquiry which is evident from the fact that though couple of weeks have elapsed but the enquiry has not been completed, which clearly shows that the lower level officials were only playing the character they were given but the screenplay and direction was being done by somebody else.

It also shows how lower level officials are made scapegoats by the seniors for their selfish ends. One of the intelligence officials behind the plan wants a plum post, while one of the city police officer behind it wants to be in the department as long as he can go to office.

On the other hand, another officer behind the plan is vying to become the top cop of the state, the sources said.