Deputy Commissioner of Police AR Umamaheswara Sarma has been serving in police for over three decades. His daughter joined the force four years ago, but Sarma saluted his daughter when they came face to face on Sunday. Sarma feels proud to salute his senior officer Sindhu Sarma, who is Superintendent of Police of Jagtiyal district of Telangana.
Currently serving as DCP in Malkajgiri area under Rachakonda police commissionerate in Hyderabad, Sarma is retiring next month.
His daughter Sindhu Sarma is an Indian Police Service (IPS) officer of 2014 batch.
The father-daughter duo came face to face while doing their duty at the public meeting of Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) at Kongara Kalan on the outskirts of Hyderabad on Sunday.
"This is the first time we have come together while doing our duties. I am fortunate to work with her," said Umamaheswara Sarma, who began his career as sub-inspector and was recently conferred the IPS rank.
"She is my senior officer. When I see her, I salute her. We do our respective duties and don't discuss this, but at home we are just like any father and daughter," said the proud father.
"I am very happy. This is a good opportunity for us to work together," said Sindhu, who was looking after women’s security at the public meet.