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Cyberabad police commissioner Sajjanar transferred


The Telangana government on Wednesday transferred Cyberabad Police Commissioner V.C. Sajjanar and posted him as managing director of the Telangana State Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC).

M. Stephen Raveendra, currently Inspector General of Police, West Zone, will be the new police commissioner of Cyberabad.

Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar issued the order transferring the two Indian Police Service (IPS) officers.

Sajjanar, a 1996 batch IPS officer who had hit the national headlines following the killing of four accused in a gang rape and murder of a woman veterinarian in 2019, served as Cyberabad police commissioner for more than three years.

As the commissioner of Cyberabad, which covers the information technology hubs of HITEC City and Gachibowli and several strategic clusters around Hyderabad, Sajjanar launched many initiatives during his tenure to check crime, especially cybercrime and accidents.

Sajjanar also led the efforts in coordination with IT companies and NGOs to help people hit hard by the Covid-19 pandemic. He came to the rescue of migrant workers during the lockdown last year and also played a key role in rendering a helping hand to Covid-patients with blood donation, isolation centres and oxygen supply.

Sajjanar’s tenure also saw the shocking gang rape and murder of a woman veterinarian on the city outskirts and the subsequent gunning down of all four accused by the police in an alleged encounter.

While he was hailed by many for delivering ‘instant justice’ to the victim, he also came under criticism from human rights’ groups who termed it as ‘extra judicial’ killings.

The four accused were shot dead on December 6, 2019 at Chatanpally near Hyderabad, the area where the charred body of a 27-year-old Disha (as the victim is referred to by the investigators) was found.

According to police, Disha was kidnapped and sexually assaulted near Outer Ring Road (ORR) on the night of November 27, 2019. After the sexual assault, the accused murdered her, took the body to Chatanpally and set it afire.

Police claimed that the four men were killed as they tried to snatch weapons from police personnel who had taken them there to recreate the scene of the offence.

The Supreme Court later formed a three-member inquiry commission to probe the circumstances leading to the encounter. The panel is still conducting the inquiry.

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Nikhil With Sajjanar


As a token of appreciation for all the good work Nikhil did during Covid second wave, Hyderabad Police Commissioner Sajjanar felicitated him.

Sajjanar appreciated Nikhil for showing his humanitarian side in these dark and gloomy times.

Nikhil had donated money to those in need of it during the second wave. He Also arranged for emergency medical equipment, which helped save lives of many.

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Commendable: Top cop Sajjanar, Siricilla district collector get onto roads to enforce lockdown


With six fresh corona positive cases reported in Telangana taking the total number to 33, top cops and collectors got onto the streets to enforce the complete lockdown across Telangana.

In Hyderabad, police commissioner Sajjanar did the job of the traffic police. He stopped the vehicles in the city’s posh and busy Banjara Hills questioning the motorists as to why they have stepped out of their homes and pulled them up for violating the lockdown.

While pulling up the motorists, Sajjanar said the lockdown will be strictly enforced under the Epidemic Diseases Act of 1897 and the Disaster Management Act of 2005. “People who violate the lockdown will face criminal action. No one will be spared. This is in the interests of the public,” he said. He stopped a four-wheeler and pulled up the driver as to why he was on the road instead of staying indoors. He warned the driver that he will be liable for penal action for stepping out of his home. At other times, Sajjanar was seen sensitizing people on the importance of lockdown and asserted that the total lockdown would be implemented strictly and advised people against moving from 7 pm to 6 am on the roads. Several persons who were found loitering aimlessly on the roads were stopped by the police.

Telangana DGP M Mahender Reddy on Monday informed that in view of lockdown till March 31, the public should strictly heed to the advisory and rules framed by the government. He warned that violation of the lockdown will attract penal action.

In Siricilla, district collector Krishna Bhaskar was seen pulling the motorists wearing on lockdown violations. He stopped every single vehicle be it a two-wheeler or a four-wheeler and slammed the motorists for not respecting the lockdown. Stopping a four-wheeler, he angrily asked the driver “Are you any special to the rule? Are you above the law? Don’t know that there is complete lockdown and that you are not supposed to come out of your house. You should stay indoors. This is for your safety, don’t you understand.”

People should understand that it is no less than a national emergency. The governments of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh have taken several measures for public safety, but when will people understand that initiatives like complete lockdown is in their interests. All education institutions in both the states are closed, examinations postponed, public places such as cinema halls, malls, pubs, parks closed. The lockdown comes as an effective measure as the states across the country learnt from the experience of countries like Italy and Spain where people took a casual approach to such initiatives and indulged in merry making and social gatherings in public placed due to which the contagion spread. The time the governments and the people woke up, it was too late. The infection spread killing people by the hundreds. If top cop Sajjanar and district collector Krishna Bhaskar get onto the street, it is in the best interests of the people. They can simply sit in their offices and direct their subordinates to monitor the situation, but they felt duty bound to enforce the lockdown in the best interests of the public. When will people wake up?

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Two police injured in Chatanpally encounter: Sajjanar


The law has done its duty and there is no need for anybody to spread rumours in such a sensational case, said Cyberabad police commissioner Sajjanar. He said that there were 10 police officials present at Chatanpally spot when the encounter took place. The four accused snatched weapons from the officials and opened fire. Two police officials were injured. SI Venkatesh suffered serious head injury and constable Aravind Goud sustained mild injuries. Sajjanar said that the two injured officials were immediately rushed to a local hospital and then to Care Hospital for better treatment. The police retaliated fire only after the four accused did not surrender but opened fire despite repeated requests by police.

Sajjanar said that the four accused were found to be hardcore criminals. Details were being collected from Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and other places where they might have been involved in human burning cases. Sajjanar appealed to the media not to indulge in wild speculation. Some media persons are asking for minute-to-minute developments but such sensationalisation would not help in such a sensational case. National and local media attended in large numbers at the media conference of ‘encounter specialist’ Sajjanar.

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