Even as speculation is rife on the next Director General of Police in Tamil Nadu, a bevy of officers belonging to the Indian Police Service (IPS) were given transfer and promotion orders on Wednesday. K Shankar, who served as Commissioner of Police, Salem city, has been transferred as Inspector General of Police at the CBCID in Chennai. T Senthil Kumar has been promoted as IG and posted as Commissioner of Police in Salem city. The police department in the state has also created a new post: Additional Director General of Police, Cyber Crime Wing, based out of the state capital in Chennai.
Three senior officers have been promoted to the rank of Additional Director General of Police – Mahesh Kumar Aggarwal who is now ADGP Operations; G Venkataraman who will head the Cyber Crime Wing; and Vinit Dev Wankhede who is ADGP of the State Crime Records Bureau.
Six officers have been promoted to the rank of Inspector General of Police. C Easwaramoothy who served as Inspector General at the Intelligence (Internal Security) has been posted as Additional Commissioner of Police of the Central Crime Branch. Notably, N Kannan who served as the Deputy Director of the Intelligence Bureau in New Delhi has been repatriated from his central deputation and posted as DIG, Intelligence (Internal Security).
The city will be getting an ADCP in Prem Anand Sinha who has been promoted as IG Law and Order, South. Najmul Hoda who served as Joint Commissioner of Police, Traffic (North) is now posted as Chief Vigilance Officer, Tamil Nadu Newsprint and Papers Limited. Similarly, TS Anbu, who was Joint Commissioner with the CCB has been shunted to the Administration department with a promotion. V Balakrishnan who served as DIG, Railways has been posted to the Trichy Range. M Sathiya Priya who was Superintendent of Police, State Human Rights Commission has been promoted to DIG, Training at the Police Training College.