Hyderabad: Nalgonda’s superintendent of police came to the rescue of hundreds of people stranded along the Telangana-Andhra Pradesh border. People arriving from different parts of Telangana and other neighboring states like Karnataka and Maharashtra were stranded at a check-post in Nalgonda district after the Andhra Pradesh police denied them entry even though they had valid travel passes.

With each passing hour, the people grew agitated and tension ran high in Nalgonda’s Vadapally village located along the Telangana and Andhra Pradesh border. Further, the atmosphere was charged as there were many women, children, and sick elderly persons among the stranded. Though the police and other agencies of Telangana provided them with food and water, people grew restless due to the irresponsible attitude from the other side of the border.

Nalgonda superintendent of police A.V Ranganath sensed the trouble brewing and swung into action immediately. He negotiated with the police officers in Andhra Pradesh and presented to them the situation at the border and told them that the people were suffering. He travelled to the border village and spoke to the stranded people and pacified them. Mr Ranganath assured them that talks were being held and a positive response was expected soon. Further, he also held discussions with IG Guntur Range and SP Guntur on allowing the people to cross the border and reach their homes in Andhra Pradesh.

As expected, good news arrived from the AP police who agreed to let them enter the state. After following necessary health protocols and security procedures, hundreds of people stranded at the border crossed into Andhra Pradesh. They thanked Mr Ranganath and the Telangana police for their care and concern and for taking care of their needs.

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