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Ashutosh Shukla appointed DG, Elections in Tamil Nadu

Press Trust of India  |  Chennai 

The on Wednesday night appointed Shukla, the present DGP, prisons, as of elections and supervise all poll related works involving police in with immediate effect.

In a letter to Girija Vaidyanathan, the commission said, Shukla would not report to the of Police and all police officers in charge of electoral process would report to Shukla.

The commission also made it clear in the communication that the present DGP T K Rajendran would not be associated in the process of election and would not communicate with superintendents of Police, DIG, IGs or other officials on election related matter or have any meeting with them till the completion of the Lok Sabha elections in the state.

The EC further directed Shukla to take charge of the new assignment immediately.

The polls in the 39 seats of and the lone seat in Puducherry would be held on April 18.

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First Published: Thu, April 11 2019. 00:15 IST