Five years of Rachakonda commissionerate: A saga of bravery, professionalism and selfless service

On July 1, 2021, the Rachakonda Commissionerate has completed five years of its formation. Rachakonda Commissionerate was bifurcated from Cyberabad vide Government Order Number 126 dated June 23, 2016.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  1 July 2021 7:19 AM GMT
Five years of Rachakonda commissionerate: A saga of bravery, professionalism and selfless service

Hyderabad: A long wait for justice ended on February 6, 2020, when a trial court sentenced Marri Srinivas Reddy to death in the infamous Hajipur triple-rape and murder case.

Thanks to the efforts of the Rachakonda commissionerate, the case was taken to the logical conclusion, and three poor families of Hajipur finally saw the dawn of justice.

The Hajipur incident sparked national outrage in 2019. A serial rapist on the loose offered a lift to a 14-year-old girl when she was waiting for a bus at Bommalaramaram. He took her to his agricultural well adjacent to his village and tried to sexually abuse her. When she raised the alarm, the accused gagged her and threw her into the well.

Later the accused also jumped into the well and raped her. The investigation found he strangled her to death using her scarf. He buried the body in the same well along with her clothes in order to conceal the evidence.

This was just the tip of the iceberg. A month earlier, Srinivas Reddy gave a lift to another girl who was on her way to college. He took her to the same well where he raped and killed her in a similar fashion.

There were no ordinary cases for the Rachakonda police to investigate. The case was entrusted to Investigating officer N Bhujanga Rao, Assistant Commissioner of Police, Bhongir division. During the course of the investigation, the cops exhumed the body. The FSL examined clothes and confirmed seminal stains.

But what came as a breakthrough for the cops was the overlapping of the accused mobile locations and victim location on google map. The location of the victim and accused were found at the scene of the crime on March 7, 2019.

The cops examined 101 witnesses. The investigation was completed in a record time of two months and a charge sheet was filed in August. On request of the Rachakonda Police Commissioner, POCSO Cases Court, Nalgonda conducted a speedy trial in all three cases.

This is one of the famous cases which have been resolved because of the efforts of the Rachakonda Commissionerate.

On July 1, 2021, the Rachakonda commissionerate has completed five years of its formation. Rachakonda Commissionerate was bifurcated from Cyberabad vide Government Order Number 126 dated June 23, 2016. It started functioning on July 1, 2016. Mahesh M Bhagwat assumed charge as Commissioner of Police, Rachakonda on the same day.

The Rachakonda commissionerate consists of urban and rural areas part of Rangareddy, Medchal Malkajgiri and Yadadri Bhongir districts with a population of around 48 lakhs in 49 Revenue Mandals. Spanning over 5091.48 square kilometres area, Rachakonda commissionerate is the biggest commissionerate in the country area wise.

This commissionerate is divided into three law and order zones, eight law and order divisions, 45 Police Stations including cyber crime police station and two women police stations, three traffic divisions and eight traffic police stations besides other wings like Special Operations Team, Crimes, She Teams, Anti Human Trafficking Unit.


Since its establishment, the commissionerate has registered 1,16,307 cases. The highest being registered in 2020. Last year 23,450 cases were registered. In 2019, 21569 cases were registered. In the preceding year, 20455 cases were registered.

The commissionerate has recovered Rs 91,27,97,563 (56%) against the total property loss of Rs 174,68,09,740 in 13311 FIRs.

The commissionerate has disposed of 52,873 cases in the last five years. In 13,785 cases there has been a conviction, while in 11,616 there has been an acquittal. In 27,472 cases, parties have gone for a compromise.

In the last five years, the commissonerate has secured death sentences in two cases, while life imprisonment was granted in 50 cases. Rachakonda commssionerate stood 1st with 34% convictions. Out of 823 cases, convictions were secured in 278.

War on drugs

From July 2016 to June 2021, a total of 141 cases were booked for illegal possession and transportation of Ganja and other Drugs. A large quantity of drugs were seized. Besides 384 accused were arrested.

The commissionerate seized 8811 Kgs of ganja and 6.5 Liters of Liquid Ganja, 840 grams of heroin, 540 grams of cocaine, 400 Kgs of Opium Poppy Seeds, 1kg of Alprazolam, 12 grams of brown sugar, 39.8 grams of Amphetamine, and 433 tablets of Yaba.

Human Trafficking cases and Brothel sealing

Around 332 cases of Human Trafficking were booked against the organizers and customers. A total of 720 organizers/customers were arrested and produced before the Court, 503 victims were rescued from Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Jharkhand, UP, Delhi, Haryana. Around 195 brothels have been sealed in the limits of the Rachakonda commissionerate.

Gaming Act cases and sealing of gaming parlors

As many as 580 cases under the Gaming Act were booked and 3518 accused persons arrested. Around 40 Gaming Houses and other Establishments including pubs, hookah parlors, and godowns have been sealed in the limits of the Rachakonda Commissionerate.

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