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EC transfers Chennai police commissioner ahead of RK Nagar polls

LiveMint logoLiveMint 25-03-2017 PTI

New Delhi: The Election Commission has ordered the transfer of Chennai Police Commissioner S George following a complaint by Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (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 12 April. It was necessitated following the demise of then Tamil Nadu chief minister J.Jayalalithaa last year.

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