CHENNAI: Senior police officer K N Sathyamurthy is back again as the head of the state police’s intelligence unit. In an order on Tuesday, the additional chief secretary posted Sathyamurthy as the IGP Intelligence. The post was lying vacant since February 23. S Davidson Devasirvatham, who was appointed by the OPS-led government on February 13, was transferred out of the post within 10 days, making it perhaps the shortest stint.
While Sathyamurthy was on compulsory wait, Davidsono Devasirvatham was posted as IGP, welfare wing. Sathyamurthy had earlier served as intelligence chief from December 2015 till February 2017. He is said to have proceeded on medical leave a few days prior to his transfer.
With the State now witnessing widespread protests over shifting of TASMAC shops to residential areas and farmer’s issues, the posting of a regular officer in charge of intelligence is expected to help in handling the situation.