It was a day of developments in the Tamil Nadu police department. First, Chennai city police commissioner T K Rajendran was made the DGP (intelligence) with additional and full charge of DGP (law and order).
Soon, after that, S George was named as the Chennai city police commissioner. Only in October 2015, Rajendran took over as Chennai CoP from George, it may be recalled.
Rajendran replaces Ashok Kumar, who opted for voluntary retirement and was relieved of his responsibilities late on Tuesday night.
Rajendran, a 1984 batch IPS officer, was posted as Commissioner of Police in October 2015. Six months later, the Election Commission shifted him out to the Prison Department.
However, soon after the elections, he was posted back as the Commissioner. He had served in various capacities, including Additional Director-General of Police (Law and Order) and Inspector-General of Police (South Zone).
Today’s announcements come a day after Ashok Kumar retired from the post of DGP. Ashok Kumar retired from service after the state government accepted his request for voluntary retirement.