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TT: You are an IPS officer of Jammu & Kashmir cadre, 2004, and have worked extensively in the militancy-hit state. You are in Jharkhand since March (SP in Special Security Force and now SSP). What do you feel?

Tuti: As a policeman, I will serve the country wherever I am required

What is your priority as the new Ranchi SSP?

Since Ranchiís connection has been established with organised terrorism after the Patna blasts, attention to this will be my priority. Of course, taking care of normal law and order is a part of my job profile

Ranchi is Jharkhandís capital. In the warm-up to Lok Sabha and Assembly polls, handling VIP security is a critical mission.

After Patna serial blasts on the day of BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modiís rally, all eyes are on VIP security. Yes, itís a challenge. But we have efficient standard operating procedures to help us

You will face a shortage of sub-inspectors and assistant inspectors.

Right now, I am not in a position to comment. Let me first figure out the situation and work for some days

Are you happy with your team?

The team is all right. I am the one whoís new

As a policeman, what are the differences between J&K and Jharkhand?

In J&K, there are separatists and suicide bombers. In Jharkhand, problems are different. Naxalites have nothing to do with separatism

Any similarities in policing the two states?

In both states, police have to adopt guerrilla warfare

How do you feel about working in Jharkhand?

The state is my home. I studied in St Johnís School, Ranchi, up to Class VI. Iíve done the rest of my schooling at Netarhat Vidyalaya and come back to the capital to do my intermediate from St Xavierís College. I am familiar with each and every corner of the city

A little more about your background?

Iím basically an electrical engineer (BTech from IIT-Kharagpur). I have worked as an Indian Railways engineer

How can you bring the public and police together?

I believe in the strength of community policing