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EC transfers Chennai police commissioner after complaint by DMK

PTI
Published Mar 25, 2017, 1:15 pm IST
Updated Mar 25, 2017, 1:18 pm IST
The poll body had sought a panel of officials from the Tamil Nadu government to select commissioner's replacement.
Chennai Police Commissioner S. George with Tamil Nadu Chief Secretary Girija Vaidyanathan. (Photo: PTI/File)
 Chennai Police Commissioner S. George with Tamil Nadu Chief Secretary Girija Vaidyanathan. (Photo: PTI/File)

New Delhi/Chennai: The Election Commission has ordered the transfer of Chennai Police Commissioner S George following a complaint by DMK, ahead of the RK Nagar Assembly bypoll in Tamil Nadu.

Sources in the poll panel said George's transfer order was issued last night.

 

Karan Singh has been appointed as the new city police chief, they said.

The poll body had sought a panel of officials from the Tamil Nadu government to select George's replacement.

The bypoll to the prestigious R K Nagar constituency is scheduled for April 12. It was necessitated following the demise of then Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa last year.

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