After wide range of deliberations, Andhra Pradesh CM chief minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu had chosen R P Thakur as new Director General of Police. R P Thakur has been elevated from the DG of ACB to the DGP. He took the charge from his predecessor M Malakondaiah, who retired on Saturday.
Earlier there were news leaks that, CM will choose Vijayawada CP Gowtham Sawang as new DGP, But R P Thakur came in to the frontline in the last minute. Addressing media at police head quarters, New DGP said law and order is his top priority and made it clear that there will be zero percent tolerance on rowdy and bad elements.
He said he would try to maintain good relations with the people and media. ‘The police would get lot of information when the police maintain good relations with the people’, he added. He further said there would transparency in the police department as it was maintained in the ACB. He thanked the chief minister Nara Chandrababu Naiud for giving him the post of DGP.