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TN govt brings back sr IPS officer; posted as IG,Intelligence

Press Trust of India  |  Chennai 

: Two months after he was shunted out, today brought back senior IPS officer K N Sathiyamurthy, posting him as IG, Intelligence.

He had been earlier kept under 'compulsory wait,' after his transfer on February 12, 2017 at the peak of political churning in the state following former Chief Minister O Panneerselvam's revolt against General Secretary V K Sasikala.

"K N Sathiyamurthy, IPS, Inspector General of Police, on compulsory wait is posted as Inspector General of Police, Intelligence, Chennai, in the existing vacancy," Additional Chief Secretary Niranjan Mardi said in a police note.

Sathiyamurthy was on February 12 replaced by S Davidson Devasirvatham.

However, Devasirvatham was shunted as IG, Intelligence within 10 days of his appointment.

Sathiyamurthy was appointed as IG of Intelligence in place of Devasirvatham in December 2015 by the

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First Published: Tue, April 18 2017. 18:48 IST