Many top police officials in Chennai transferred

Many top police officials in Chennai transferred

Many top police officials in Chennai transferred: On a day the city police took over the investigations into the murder of Infosys software professional Swathi, the State government effected a major shake-up in the department by transferring 16 inspectors on Monday.

While eight from the North Zone have been kept on vacancy reserve and posted on control room duty, two Assistant Commissioners of Police (ACP) from the same zone were shunted out. The move comes in the backdrop of a spate of daylight murders and the criticism that followed.

Meanwhile, a different perspective on the investigation has begun to emerge. For instance, the police suspect that the assailant struck at her with the aruval from behind rather than from the front, which rules out any conversation or altercation between them, as was earlier believed.

Police said colleagues and acquaintances in Swathi