Amaravati: TDP national president and former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Monday urged the director-general of police Rajendranath Reddy to act tough to prevent Andhra Pradesh from becoming the country's "most feared hotbed of crimes and criminals."
In a five-page letter to the DGP, Mr. Naidu sought stern action against the culprits in the latest ghastly crimes perpetrated at G. Kothapalli, Srikalahasti, Tadepalli, Repalle railway station, Donakonda, and other places in the state. The TDP chief said the state has witnessed a complete breakdown of law and order. He told the DGP that the YSRCP leaders are promoting liquor, ganja, and drugs in the state which has led to an increase in the crime rate.
Mr. Naidu alleged that the government's complacency has further fuelled crimes and emboldened the ruling party's goons. This has caused a steady rise in violence and atrocities against women. In the past three days, several incidents of violence, atrocities against women, robbery, abuse, and illegal and nefarious activities have taken place across the state, he said.