Monday, December 06, 2021

Tamil Nadu govt reappoints Davidson Devasirvatham as intelligence chief

The announcement about the key posting came hours after Chief Minister O Panneerselvam visited the state secretariat, for the first time since revolting against V K Sasikala last week.

By: PTI | Chennai |
February 13, 2017 9:13:02 pm

More than a year after shunting him out, the Tamil Nadu Government on Monday reappointed S Davidson Devasirvatham as the Intelligence chief with the state facing a political stalemate following the internal feud in the ruling AIADMK. Devasirvatham, who was IG (Welfare), replaces K N Sathiyamurthy as IG Intelligence, Principal Home Secretary Apurva Varma said in a release.

WATCH VIDEO | Panneerselvam Expelled From AIADMK, Edapadi Palanisamy Elected As Legislature Party Leader

Sathiyamurthy was appointed as the IG of Intelligence in place of Devasirvatham in December 2015 by the AIADMK government. Devasirvatham, a 1995 batch IPS officer, has earlier served in many roles, including IG (Administration) and IGP (West Zone).

The announcement about the key posting came hours after Chief Minister O Panneerselvam visited the state secretariat, for the first time since revolting against AIADMK General Secretary V K Sasikala last week.

WATCH VIDEO | 5 Lesser Known Facts About Sasikala Natarajan

Panneerselvam had resigned as chief minister and had been asked by Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao to continue till alternative arrangements were made before he made the revolt.

Start your day the best way
with the Express Morning Briefing

📣 The Indian Express is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel (@indianexpress) and stay updated with the latest headlines

For all the latest India News, download Indian Express App.

  • Newsguard
  • The Indian Express website has been rated GREEN for its credibility and trustworthiness by Newsguard, a global service that rates news sources for their journalistic standards.
  • Newsguard
0 Comment(s) *
* The moderation of comments is automated and not cleared manually by indianexpress.com.
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
X