Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh Director General of Police V Dinesh Reddy on Monday warned of initiating action against those making fake calls to the recently launched 'Dial 100 system', an emergency response number. Of the 50,000 calls made to the 'Dial 100 system', about 20,000 have turned out to be fake, Reddy told reporters in Hyderabad adding, "...So far, it is due to ignorance. Henceforth, we will have to come down heavily and action will be taken against those making fake calls."
He said the police were contemplating of deploying vehicles that would exclusively deal with the distress calls for follow-up action. "Apart from mobile vehicles of patrolling parties, we are planning to equip the 1,681 police stations across the state with such vehicles which can immediately go to the location of the caller," the DGP said. A centralised system on the lines of an emergency response agency like '911' in the United States was launched in Andhra Pradesh on April 11, 2013 to enable the police reach the complainant within minutes.
01:37 AM, Apr 30, 2013
Hyderabad: Dinesh Reddy has been elected the new president of the Indian Hockey Federation (IHF) at its special general meeting in New Delhi on Monday. He is taking over the responsibility after the International Hockey Federation (FIH) recognised IHF the representative in India. This announcement came after the Delhi High Court reinstated it as the national sports federation. RK Shetty the previous president, resigned a couple of weeks ago. Reddy,...
04:52 PM, Nov 06, 2012
Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh police chief has sparked off a row by saying that rapes are on the rise in the state because women in villages have started wearing salwar kameez. "Increase or decrease in rape cases could not be attributed to policing. Women in villages are turning fashionable, wearing salwar kameez which tends to provoke men," said Dinesh Reddy, DGP, Andhra Pradesh. The shocker came when the top cop was...
08:12 AM, Dec 31, 2011
Visakhapatnam: Andhra Pradesh Police chief V Dinesh Reddy on Thursday asserted that anti-Naxal operations in the state would be intensified. An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) fitted with powerful surveillance cameras would be pressed into service from February to track the movement of Naxals, DGP V Dinesh Reddy said at a press conference in Visakhapatnam. Naxal activities in Andhra Pradesh had been largely brought under control in the past few months,...
02:26 AM, Dec 09, 2011