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 AIADMK 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.
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