Picture of cop father saluting his DSP daughter goes viral

Naveen S Garewal 
Tribune News Service 
Hyderabad, December 4 

It was a heartening moment for a father and daughter duo and perhaps the proudest moment for Circle Inspector Y Shyam Sundar when he saluted his daughter Yendluru Jessy Prasanthi, currently posted as the Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) of Guntur district. 

Both father and daughter arrived at Tirupati on Monday to attend the Andhra Pradesh State Police Duty Meet titled ‘Ignite’, a four-day event starting on Monday. 

The Andhra Pradesh Police has widely circulated the picture of the father circulating the daughter, who is technically his superior. The picture bears a caption  #APPolice1stDutyMeet brings a family together! 

Jessy, who is from the 2018 batch, came face-to-face with her father for the first time while on duty ever since she joined the department. 

Speaking to media person at the event Jessy said, “This is the first time that we met on duty. I wasn’t very comfortable with him saluting me, after all, he’s my father. I asked him not to salute me, but it happened. I also returned the salute,” she said.

The DSP shared some moments with the media where she said, “My father is my major inspiration. I’ve grown up seeing him serving the people relentlessly. He has helped many people in whatever way he could. That’s what made me choose this department. I have a very positive outlook towards the department”.

Officials in the police department recall that in 2018 a similar situation arose in Telangana when the former Deputy Commissioner of Police AR Uma Maheshwara Sarma saluted his daughter Sindhu Sarma, who was posted as the Superintendent of Police in Telangana’s Jagtial district. Sindhu is a 2014 batch Indian Police Service officer and their photo too had gone viral. 

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