Hyderabad: Director General of Police (DGP) office on Monday dismissed the phone tapping allegation as baseless and defamatory in nature. DGP office was reacting to allegations made by Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC) President Revanth Reddy.

Reddy had alleged that the phone of the DGP M Mahendar Reddy was being tapped. "My phone, my family, friends, and relatives' phones are also being tapped. A special team has been constituted to keep an eye on my movements," he had alleged.

In a statement, the DGP office denied the allegations. "Telangana Police Department has been taking all necessary measures as per the provisions of law for the prevention of crime, detection of crime, and maintenance of public order and peace. The Central Government has issued regulations and guidelines with regard to the interception of phones under the Indian Telegraph Act," the DGP office said.

The DGP office noted the officers of all wings of the Telangana Police Department have been working in absolute cohesion with teamwork.

"There are no groups within the department as alleged. The postings and placements of the personnel in various wings of the Police Department are done as per the job needs and based on merits," the office said.

The office emphasized that it is not in Public Interest to make such baseless allegations against the Police Department and the Police Officers.

"Making such baseless allegations has a serious impact on the morale and motivation of the police force which in turn will adversely affect public safety and security," the office said.

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