Transferred officer promoted as Additional Director Gen of Police

Chennai: Transferred Senior officer Shailesh Kumar Yadav is now promoted as Additional Director General of Police on Friday, weeks after he was transferred from the post of IGP South Zone after violence that broke out during anti-Sterlite protests in Tuticorin.

The senior officer was transferred to Chennai as IGP (Armed Police) on June 9, will now be Special Officer of the Tamil Nadu Police Transport Corporation according to an official statement, DC reported.

Apart from this promotion, the statement also includes transfers and promotions of seven other top officers and two deputy tahsildars who gave orders to open fire on protestors were also transferred.

The protests demanding the closure of the Sterlite’s copper smelter unit in Tuticorin had turned violent on May 22 and 23 where 13 people were killed in Police firing under the IG South Zone jurisdiction.