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OCTOPUS begins operations

Union Home Minister P Chidambaram promises NSG to Hyderabad
Project to take a few years to materialize and make its impact

OCTOPUS begins operations
Writes to various states for information on terrorists

AK Mohanty as head of OCTOPUS
Given exclusive powers; To report directly to State Government

AK Mohanty appointed as chief of OCTOPUS
State Government issued orders

OCTOPUS, the anti terror outfit, to be headed by an Additional DGP
Nearly 4,000 candidates to be recruited in the first phase

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OCTOPUS begins operations

Writes to various states for information on terrorists

Hyderabad, March 7, 2008

Controversies apart, the new anti terrorist outfit-OCTOPUS has taken off with a bang despite many hurdles. Among other things, OCTOPUS, within a few months of its existence, has already written to the Director Generals of Police of all States across the country seeking information on terrorist activities in their jurisdiction having direct or indirect link with Andhra Pradesh. Many DGPs have sent their feed back immediately. According to police sources, the OCTOPUS has also written to various departments like Passport Office, Transport, Civil Supplies, Electricity Board and Hyderabad Metro Water Supply and Sewerage Board to built up their data to check whether addresses furnished by the public are actually genuine or not and whether foreigners were overstaying in the State.

Orders have been placed with AP Technological Services for procuring computers and other equipment and also to Police Transport Organization to procure a variety of vehicles to be used in the operations. Simultaneously, OCTOPUS has written to all Commissioners of Police and District Superintendents seeking information on frisking, checking operation undertaken by them and they have been asked to file monthly reports.

OCTOPUS has formed itself six teams and are scouting for all those personnel interested in working in the organization. The unit has shortlisted nearly 140 personnel who will be taken in the organization on attachment. They will be made to undergo an orientation programme which will take place shortly and then selected. Despite several shortage of manpower, OCTOPUS has taken off in an effective manner.

Andhra Pradesh on March 7, 2008

OCTOPUS begins operations
Writes to various states for information on terrorists

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TRS cadre raises protests, Wants statements to be withdrawn

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16 MLAs and 3 MLCs resigns

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