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Tamil Nadu orders transfer of police officers amid outrage over custodial deaths of father-son


The Tamil Nadu government on Tuesday announced the transfer and promotion of 39 police officers in the state amid continuing outrage over the alleged custodial deaths of a father-son duo in Tuticorin, reported PTI. After the rejig, Tuticorin has a new police chief as Arun Balagopalan has been replaced by S Jeyakumar.

Among those transferred are Assistant Superintendent of Police D Kumar and Deputy Superintendent of Police C Prathaban – both facing contempt charges for trying to block investigations into the deaths of Jayaraj and his son Bennix in Sathankulam. Prathaban has been moved to the anti-land grabbing special cell and ...


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