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Tamil Nadu: Major reshuffle effected, 4 cities get new police chiefs

By IndianMandarins- 01 Jul 2020


In a major IPS reshuffle in Tamil Nadu, 39 senior police officers were transferred on Tuesday. While four cities got new police chiefs, fresh postings have also been given to two senior police officers, who were put on "compulsory wait" by the Madras HC on Tuesday for trying to create hurdles in investigations into the deaths of a father and son in Tuticorin amid allegations of torture by cops.

Mahesh Kumar Aggarwal was appointed as Chennai Commissioner. The outgoing CP A K Viswanathan was made ADG, Police-Operations (Chennai).

Prem Anand Sinha was drafted as  CP, Madurai who earlier worked Additional CP, Law and Order, South Chennai. The outgoing Commissioner S Davidson Devasirvatham would be ADG, Technical Services in Chennai.

Dr Loganathan was appointed as CP, Trichy and G Karthikeyan as the police chief of Tiruppur city.

Assistant SP D Kumar was made posted as the Prohibition Enforcement Wing.

C Prathaban was moved to the "anti-land grabbing special cell". D Kumar and Prathaban had appeared before the court on Tuesday.

The Madras High Court was told on Tuesday by a magistrate that they tried to derail his inquiry into the custodial deaths of Jeyaraj and his son Beniks in Santhankulam, Tuticorin, which has triggered widespread outrage. The victims were arrested in Tuticorin on June 19 for keeping their mobile phone shop open 15 minutes beyond curfew. After Jeyaraj was taken away by the police, his son, who reached the police station, was also arrested. The two were allegedly beaten and tortured and suffered wounds so severe that they died on June 22, within hours of each other.

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