T K Rajendran assumes charge as Chennai top cop
Two days after the new AIADMK government on Monday reinstated city police commissioner T K Rajendran (DGP) and J K Tripathy , ADGP (law & order), transferred by the Election Commission during the model code of conduct, the top officials took charge in their new posts on Wednesday.
In a statement, Rajendran said he would put best efforts for the safety of Chennai people and sought everybody’s cooperation.
Rajendran, a 1984-batch IPS officer is back as the Commissioner of Police, Chennai, replacing Additional Director-General of Police Ashutosh Shukla, transferred and posted as ADGP, Enforcement. While Karan Singha, ADGP, Intelligence, was posted as the ADGP, Crime Branch CID, Inspector-General of Police K.N. Sathiyamurthy returns as the Chief of Intelligence.
ADGP J.K. Tripathy was posted as the ADGP (Law and Order) in the place of C. Sylendra Babu posted as ADGP, Coastal Security Group.
Even before the counting got over, sources had indicated that the AIADMK government was unlikely to continue with the set of IPS officers transferred by the EC.
Bandi Gangadhar, SP, Dharmapuri, will hold full additional charge of SP, Krishnagiri, vice, R. Thirunavukkarasu, who is transferred and placed under vacancy reserve.
S. George, Chairman, Tamil Nadu Uniformed Services Recruitment Board, has been handed full additional charge Prisons, which fell vacant following the transfer of Rajendran.