He has been one of the efficient IPS officers in the state with a fair track record of serving his best in Maoist-hit districts as well. However, the 1986 batch IPS officer D Gautam Sawang is now in neck-deep troubles with sharp criticism over many issues ever since he assumed office as DGP.
Be it Viveka’s murder case, Amalapuram Venkata Rama Raju missing case or the recent attacks on Hindu temples, the DGP has been facing strikes from High Court, oppositions and public over negligence. With mounting pressure, the police boss on Monday finally chose to break the silence over attacks.
Claiming that the incidents of attacks on Hindu temples are all standalone incidents, the DGP snubbed the attempts to link them all to spin the narrative. “Each one has a different motive. There seems to be a rather aggressive attempt being made to link all these incident to spin the narrative, which is wrong,” he said.
The official statement issued by Director General of Andhra Pradesh Police (DGP) Gautam Sawang stated that the accused in 12 cases of attacks on temples reported since the Antarvedi incident were arrested.
Shockingly, the DGP stated that 2020 has reported the least number of incidents of attacks on temples by far when compared to the figures pertaining to all the years since the division of the state.
This came in contrary to the allegations levelled by the oppositions and many Hindu outfits. It can be noted that the DGP was rumoured to be inclined towards YSCRP’s infamous decisions irrespective of his cadre which even led to the state High Court turning furious.