CHENNAI: Within a day of being sworn in as the Chief Minister, the Jayalalithaa-led government made changes to the bureaucracy with police officers, who were shuffled during the Assembly elections, being brought back to the positions they held earlier.
Director General of Police (DGP) T K Rajendren was on Monday appointed as the Commissioner of Police (CoP), Chennai City, replacing Ashutosh Shukla. This would be the second innings as city police Commissioner for T K Rajendren, who held the post before Shukla for less than a year, before transfer.
Rajendren would be the 103rd Commissioner of Police. He was posted as DGP, Prisons, for a brief while during the elections. The outgoing City Police Commissioner, Ashutosh Shukla has been posted as ADGP, Enforcement, a post he held earlier.
In another important posting, K N Sathyamurthy has been appointed as the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Intelligence, while ADGP, (Intelligence) Karan Singha has been transferred and posted as ADGP, CB-CID (Crime Branch-Crime Investigation Department).
ADGP J K Tripathy who was also transferred following Election Commission’s recommendations has been again appointed as the ADGP, Law and Order, according to an official release on Tuesday. Incumbent ADGP L&O C Sylendra Babu has been posted back as ADGP, Coastal Security Group.
According to the release, the SP, Dharmapuri district, Bandi Gangadhar will also hold full additional charge of the neighbouring Krishnagiri district.