In a surprise move, late on Saturday night, the Kerala government shuffled the top cadre of the state police.
Additional Director General of Police, B Sandhya will now take over as Chief of State Police Training.
The government has also reportedly moved Inspector General of Police, Kochi Range, P Vijayan, to the Administration and Police Headquarters, where he will be Inspector General.
According to media reports, the current Transport Commissioner Anil Kanth is likely to replace Sandhya. P Vijayan is to be replaced by Inspector General of Police Vijay Sakhare. It is also said that Additional Director General of Police K Padmakumar will take over the Transport Commissionerâ€™s office from Anil Kanth.
Police officials have, meanwhile, expressed their surprise at these unexpected transfers.
"The postings are surprising, especially those of Ms Sandhya and Mr Vijayan, as they have been posted to less significant posts," a senior police told Deccan Chronicle.
Sandhya assumed the role of ADGP during Left Democratic Front government and headed the Jisha murder case, which sent shock waves across Kerala. The accused was convicted and handed capital punishment by the court.
Sandhya was also part of the team that probed the actor abduction case that rocked the state last year. She had received a letter from the then DGP, TP Senkumar, asking her to conduct the probe in a â€śprofessional mannerâ€ť.
P Vijayan was recently praised by Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his 'Punyam Poonkavanam' project at Sabarimala.