Thursday, February 23, 2017
The Andhra Pradesh Police Officers’ Association State president J.Srinivasa Rao on Thursday termed the comments of YSRCP Nagari MLA R.K.Roja as unsavory in calling the DGP N.Sambasiva Rao as a ‘slave’ of Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu and branding policemen as bouncers. The response came following YSRCP MLA Roja launches legal battle against AP Police.
Speaking to media, he said the police were slaves not to any individual but to law. The police department is striving hard, more so after bifurcation to maintain law and order in the new State. It is facing many challenges. Instead of boosting our morale, such harsh words will dampen the spirts of the policemen, he said.
Srinivasa Rao advised Roja to maintain restraint and desist from making such comments against public servants. The association demands an unconditional apology from R.K.Roja. ’We want her to withdraw her comments. Otherwise, the gunmen providing security to her will function by wearing black badges as a mark of protest, he warned. The Association leaders felt that it had become a fashion for politicians to blame or chide the police department for no rhyme or reason. Under Section 101 of the IPC, criminal proceedings can be initiated and police can arrest anyone, said Srinivasa Rao.