Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC) Treasurer Gudur Narayana Reddy on Monday said that a few officers of the Indian Police Service (IPS) working in Telangana must introspect on their behaviour and start working as per the rule book instead of just following the dictates of the ruling TRS leaders.
Speaking to media persons at Gandhi Bhavan, Reddy said, "The Congress party in particular and the people in general salute the IPS as they are the upholders of the Constitution of our country and the custodians of the law of our land, on which the confidence and the trust of the citizens rest. But some IPS officers have belied the trust of the people. Such officers should be made to realise their mistakes and introspect," he said.
He said that the Congress party, which had a base of almost 40 lakh workers in Telangana, was denied permission to take out a peace march from Gandhi Bhavan to Dr. Ambekdar's statue at Tank Bund on the party's 135th Formation Day on December 28. However, other parties and groups were granted permission at the drop of a hat.
"When police permission could be given to an RSS march, and to the MIM's public meetings in Darussalaam and Nizamabad which were communal in nature, why was permission denied to the Congress to conduct a peaceful rally? The Congress has not been whipping up any communal sentiments. We expect the DGP to speak/respond and clarify on that," he said.
Also referring to the IPS Officers' Association's resolution over TPCC President Uttam Kumar Reddy's comments on Hyderabad Police Commissioner Anjani Kumar
, he said that the officers were looking like they were fighting for their rights under the Labour Law.
"When Uttam Kumar Reddy said that that Commissioner Anjani Kumar was incapable, he meant it. Why can't the Hyderabad police manage a peaceful march of about 3,000 people from Gandhi Bhavan to Tank Bund by regulating traffic?" he asked.