EC transfers Chennai police chief

25 Mar 2017

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. (PTI)