Hyderabad, Oct. 29: An eight-member task force headed by K. Vijay Kumar, senior security adviser to the home ministry, is in Hyderabad to discuss the law and order situation in the event of creation of Telangana.
Setting the process of bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh on fast track, the task force today completed its first meeting with senior police officers.
The force has been appointed by the Centre to advise on handling the post-bifurcation law and order situation, including the Maoists and terrorists, and will study the entire gamut for a week. It has been mandated to prepare “a strategy paper to deal with the security situation evolving due to the bifurcation of AP and formation of Telangana”.
The meeting today looked into the basics of the police force of united Andhra and its properties, battalions, special forces such as Greyhounds and Octopus and also as to how to divide them when the state is bifurcated.
Speaking to the media, Kumar said: “Today’s meeting was preliminary and the theme of the meeting was ensuring that the police forces remain strong after bifurcation as well.”
The force is the third panel announced by the Centre after the Congress Working Committee announced its decision to divide Andhra on July 31.