Lesser known history about Operation Polo in erstwhile United Adilabad

Adilabad had produced an array of freedom fighters like Daji Shankar Rao, a landlord who turned into a dala commander or commander of an armed squad during those times.

By Dodla Megha  Published on  17 Sep 2022 1:55 PM GMT
Lesser known history about Operation Polo in erstwhile United Adilabad

Behind its serene facade, Adilabad does hide a few events of gruesome violence like those related to people's opposition to the tyranny under the Nizam. Being part of Berar province under the princely Hyderabad State, this northern district in Telangana, now divided into Kumram Bheem Asifabad, Mancherial, Nirmal, and residual Adilabad district, was an equally important place for the rollout of Operation Polo or the 1948 Police Action to annex Hyderabad into Indian Union in September 1948.

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