Hyderabad: All India Congress Committee (AICC) National Spokesperson Dr. Dasoju Sravan has reiterated the allegation that Hyderabad Police Commissioner Anjani Kumar was behaving like a puppet into the hands of TRS and MIM.
“Congress party is not an extremist organisation and its workers are not terrorists. We were not roaming on the streets of Hyderabad holding weapons. When the Police Commissioner could permit RSS march and MIM public meeting, why he denied permission to the Congress party to conduct a peaceful rally from Gandhi Bhavan to Ambedkar Statue at Tank Bund,” Sravan said while addressing a press conference at Gandhi Bhavan on Monday.
Sravan said as saying goes ‘Ulta Chor Kotwal Ko Dante’ (the pot is calling the kettle black), the Police Commissioner spoke in a rude manner when TPCC President Uttam Kumar Reddy sought a clarification for denial of permission and arrest of thousands of Congress workers who were proceeding to the party headquarters Gandhi Bhavan to participate in a peaceful Satyagraha.
He said Congress party has conducted hundreds of rallies and meeting and all of them were totally peaceful. He reminded that Hyderabad Congress president Anjan Kumar Yadav took out a rally from Charminar to Gandhi Bhavan on Mahatma Gandhi’s Jayanti on October 2.
However, the Police Commissioner specifically denied permission for the ‘Save India, Save Constitution’ rally which was aimed at opposing anti-Constitutional Citizenship Amendment Act and proposed NRC. This was done at the instance of the ruling TRS party. Angered by the partisan behaviour of the Police Commissioner, Uttam Kumar Reddy strongly condemned his actions while addressing the Satyagraha.
The Congress leader also condemned Minister Talsani Srinivas Yadav for his reaction on the issue. He said Talasani had no stature or calibre to comment anything on the PCC president. “Uttam Kumar Reddy is a former fighter pilot of Indian Air Force and had served the nation for several years by risking his life on the borders.
He is a sitting MP and enjoys certain privileges and rights as per the Constitution. He is also the State President of a national party. Everyone knows that Talasani had opposed Telangana movement and even ridiculed people’s sentiments. He made severe remarks against KCR while he was with TDP and today he is praising him. He should remain silent instead of trying to intervene in this issue,” he said.
Sravan also questioned as to why Anjani Kumar, who belongs to Andhra cadre, was still serving in Telangana State. He alleged that Anjani Kumar was continuing on the post only because he has been serving the ruling party leaders and acting as per their directions.
Responding to the reaction of IPS Officers Association on the issue, Sravan said that the peaked cap of IPS officers carries the national emblem as it signifies proud and honour. The IPS officers are expected to act as per the law and Constitution.
However, he said some IPS officers in Telangana have been serving as ‘slaves’ of TRS leaders. He said postings for DSP, CI, SI and other posts are being given based on the recommendations of TRS MPs and MLAs. He said the IPS officers should introspect their behaviour and start working as per the Constitution.
Accusing Anjani Kumar of acting like a puppet into the hands of TRS and MIM, he asked the Police Commissioner to clarify as to why he denied permission for Congress rally, arrested thousands of Congress workers and spoke to TPCC President in a rude manner when he questioned his partisan behaviour.
Hyderabad Congress president Anjan Kumar Yadav, TPCC General Secretary Prem Lal and other leaders were also present.