AP DGP RP Thakur responded to the notices from Election Commissioner Rajat Kumar demanding an explanation on AP intelligence teams getting caught while conducting surveys in Dharmapuri and Mancheeryala of Jagityala district in the context of Telangana elections.
AP DGP explained that AP Police scouting in Telangana state as a part of operations involving in abolishing anarchism and left-wing terrorism is not against the law. He asked to bring up any kind of evidence, if any, proving their misconduct and unlawful acts in the state of Telangana. AP DGP rubbished the allegations popped up about the constables distributing money and said that they themselves requested for the interference of local police when the locals troubled them.
The twist is that the DGP also claims to have police forces not just in Telangana state, but across the country in different divisions with Hyderabad as the center to protect VVIPs and their properties in AP and to eradicate terrorism and Naxalism.
T DGP Differs...
Telangana DGP Mahender Reddy differs with AP DGP's version, as the former claims to have found that the said AP Intelligence teams in Dharmapuri have been surveying on odd of wins for candidates of Mahakutami. According to him, the surveying teams were not having any identity cards on them, neither any cash. Their phone numbers are said to be registered in the name of AP Additional DGP.
DGP Mahender Reddy stresses that the team has been conducting surveys on winning chances of Dharmapuri TDP candidate Jaadi Bal Reddy and Congress in-charge Lakshman Kumar if given tickets to contest.
On the other side, Election commission is looking into the complaint raised by TRS that Mahakutami candidates are trying to influence voters with money. The EC's decision on said allegations and explanation is awaited.