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PRESS NOTE

AWARENESS MESSAGE

       Incidents of lynching of persons by mob fuelled by various kinds of rumours , suspicions and unverified news, etc ., are a matter of serious concern . The Honble Supreme Court has also taken cognizance of the issues of mob violence and has given detailed directions in its Judgment dated 17-07-2018 in Writ Petition (CIVIL) No.754 of 2016 to take preventive, remedial and punitive measures to curb the incidents of mob lynching in the country.

      Lynching and mob violence of any kind shall invite serious consequences under the law.

       Andhra Pradesh State Police has nominated Superintendents of Police in each district and an Officer of SP rank in Commission rates i.e. , Vijayawada and Visakhapatnam Cities as Nodal Officers for this purpose. One Deputy Superintendent of Police in each District is nominated to assist the concerned Nodal Officer. Special task forces have been constituted with one SDPO, one CI and Technical team led by the Deputy Superintendent of Police, Special Branch, for taking the necessary steps to prevent such incidents.
A.R.ANURADHA
PRINCIPAL SECRETARY TO GOVERNMENT
 
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