Our top priority is to provide safety to women employees of IT firms: Cyberabad police chief

HYDERABAD: The Cyberabad Police Commissionerate will soon come out with more apps to redress public grievances. The police inspectors will register cases immediately after a victim lodges complaint irrespective of the jurisdiction of police stations.

These are some of the new initiatives the 1993 batch IPS officer Sandeep Shandilya, who took charge as Cyberabad police commissioner a month ago, has chalked out to streamline police functioning towards friendly policing.Sandeep Shandilya assigned the task of bringing out new Apps to joint commissioner of police M Stephen Ravindra.

Sandeep Shandilya spoke to Express about his plans:


In view of crimes against women cases reporting, any plans to provide safety and security for women working in IT Zone? 

Yes, we have a number of Information Technology (IT) and IT Enabled Service (ITES) companies where hundreds of women employees are working day and night. To provide safety and security to women in the IT zone, we have enhanced patrolling by visible policing and also strengthened women police staff in IT zone. I sent proposals to DGP Anurag Sharma to consider allocating more women staff (sub-inspectors) to deal with women related problems apart from SHE Teams.

People are confused over approaching police to lodge complaints after division of Cyberabad into parts as Cyberabad and Rachakonda. How will you deal with jurisdiction issues?

After taking charge, during interaction with the police officials, I noticed that inspectors deny to accept complaints from victims on pretext of police station jurisdiction issues. I have directed all the inspectors and SIs to accept any complaint related to any problem and file an FIR.

The police are supposed to be law protecters but sometimes they are caught on the wrong side. Are there any measures to prevent it?

The state government opted a philosophy of friendly policing and the police should follow it. If the police is found violating the law, they will be dealt with iron hands. Recently, I noticed some policemen accepting mamools. Now, they are behind the bars.

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