Telangana to have in-charge DGP: Sources

Hyderabad: As incumbent Telangana Director General of Police M Mahender Reddy is all set to retire on December 31, 2022, the file pertaining to the list of names of prospective officers to be sent to UPSC is still with the chief minister. the office

Since there is no movement of the file with the CMO, it appears that Telangana will continue with the interim arrangement and appoint a DGP “in-charge” for a specified period and report the same to the Union Home Ministry.

Even as the state government removes the power to select an officer for the post of Director General of Police, the selection of the new police chief in the state is proceeding at a slow pace.

Among those in the race are 1990 batch IPS Anjani Kumar, Director General of Vigilance, Enforcement and Anti-Corruption Bureau. He has extensive experience in active policing, Hyderabad city as Additional Commissioner of Police, Law and Order, Hyderabad city and as Additional Director General of Police, Law and Order, Telangana.

However, DGP Anjani Kumar was appointed “in-charge” when Mahender Reddy was on medical leave for a couple of weeks.

Principal Home Secretary Ravi Gupta, who is a 1990-batch IPS officer, is also in the line and has earlier worked as DIG and IG in the Andhra Pradesh range and has vast experience in information technology.

Umesh Sharraf, a 1989 batch IPS officer who is currently serving as Director General of Special Protection Forces (SPF) is also being considered. However, the officer has only six months to retire. Hence the chances of appointment as DGP are less.

With just a week left for incumbent DGP Mahender Reddy’s retirement, all eyes are on the CMO’s decision to pick the Chief of Police (HoPF).

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