U.S. Consul General Katherine Hadda presented the 2017 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Hero Award to Mahesh Muralidhar Bhagwat, I.P.S., Commissioner of Police, Rachakonda.
Telangana Director General of Police for Railways and Road Safety, T. Krishna Prasad, I.P.S., senior police officials, including Principal Secretary for Home Rajiv Trivedi, I.P.S., Commissioners of Police M. Mahendar Reddy, I.P.S. (Hyderabad), Sandeep Shandilya, I.P.S. (Cyberabad), earlier U.S. State Department TIP Heroes Sunitha Krishnan (2009), Umapathi Sattaru (2010), U.S. Consuls General of Chennai, Kolkata and senior officials of the U.S. Embassy New Delhi were present on the occasion.
The U.S. Department of State’s Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons every year honors outstanding individuals from across the world who devote their careers to the fight to end human trafficking.