18 IPS officers transferred across Tamil Nadu a day after Arun’s appointment as Chennai Police Commissioner

The reshuffle of senior IPS officials comes in the backdrop of the brutal killing of Tamil Nadu BSP president Armstrong by armed assailants.

BySouth First Desk

Published Jul 09, 2024 | 9:25 PM Updated Jul 09, 2024 | 9:25 PM

18 IPS officers transferred in Tamil Nadu after Armstrong's murder

A day after transferring Chennai Commissioner of Police, Dr Sandeep Rai Rathore, and replacing him with A Arun, the Tamil Nadu government, on Tuesday, 9 July transferred 18 more IPS officers.

The reshuffle of senior IPS officials comes in the backdrop of the brutal killing of Tamil Nadu Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) president K Armstrong by armed assailants last week.

Additional Commissioner of Police for Chennai North, Asra Garg has been transferred and Narendran Nair has been posted as the new ACP while Kannan is replacing Prem Anand Sinha as the ACP of Law and Order, Chennai South.

Tambaram’s Additional DGP Amalraj has been transferred and Abin Dinesh Thodak has been appointed in his place. Meanwhile, Mahesh Kumar Agarwal has been appointed as the ADGP of Chennai South Zone. Amalraj, ADGP of Tambaran has been replaced by Avin Dinesh Modak.

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Armstrong’s murder

Armstrong died on Friday, 5 July after he was hacked by a six-member gang disguised as delivery executives on bikes outside his house in Perambur at night. The two-wheeler-borne gang fled the scene after the attack.

Armstrong died while he was being rushed to a hospital in Greams Road, said the police. After doctors declared that he was brought dead, his body was sent to Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital for a postmortem.

Following his gruesome murder, 10 special teams were formed by the Greater Chennai Police to trace and capture the suspects. According to police officials, this could be a revenge murder, linked to the killing of a gangster, Arcot Suresh, last year.

Chennai city police have arrested eight people so far: Suresh’s brother Ponnai V Baalu (39), D Ramu (38), K Thiruvengatam (33), S Thirumalai (45), D Selvaraj (48), G Arul (33), K Manivannan (25) and J Santosh (22) — within hours after the incident.

(Edited by Neena)

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