Tamil Nadu Coronavirus News Live Updates: Mahesh Kumar Aggarwal appointed as Commissioner of Police

Around 39 officers have been given new postings across the state while eight DIGs have been promoted as IGs in Tamil Nadu. (Express Photo: Srinu Vasu) Tamil Nadu Coronavirus News Live Updates: In a major reshuffle of IPS officers in Tamil Nadu,...

Tamil Nadu Coronavirus News Live Updates: Mahesh Kumar Aggarwal appointed as Commissioner of Police
Tamil Nadu, Tamil Nadu coronavirus news, TN covid news, TN Covid guidelines, Coronavirus news Around 39 officers have been given new postings across the state while eight DIGs have been promoted as IGs in Tamil Nadu. (Express Photo: Srinu Vasu)

Tamil Nadu Coronavirus News Live Updates: In a major reshuffle of IPS officers in Tamil Nadu, the state government on Tuesday transferred A K Vishwanathan and appointed Mahesh Kumar Aggarwal as the Commissioner of Police in Chennai. A K Vishwanathan has been appointed as the ADGP for operations and commando force, a post which was previously held by Aggarwal.

Around 39 officers have been given new postings across the state while eight DIGs have been promoted as IGs in Tamil Nadu.

Accounts submitted to the Madras High Court regarding around a dozen victims of alleged torture at the Sathankulam Police Station at Thoothukudi in Tamil Nadu, which is under probe following the death of a father and son, show similarities in their wounds. Following the court’s intervention, the officers at the station are now facing probe in another case of custodial death, involving a 28-year-old, which happened just days before P Jeyaraj and son J Bennix died.

Meanwhile, Tamil Nadu recorded its highest spike till date with 3,942 fresh cases reported on Tuesday, bringing the state tally to 90,167. Among these, Chennai reported 2,393 positive cases, bringing the city’s total to 58,327.

Tamil Nadu recorded 60 deaths on Tuesday, putting the state toll at 1,201. As of Tuesday, the number of active Covid-19 cases in Tamil Nadu is 38,889. Till date, 55,502 males, 34,644 females and 21 transgenders have tested positive for the virus in the state.

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According to a senior police official, DIG Balakrishnan had ordered to prepare a list of officers who had displayed behavioral issues with the general public. (PTI/Representational Image)

Amid outrage over the custodial deaths of a father-son duo at Thoothkudi police station, the Tamil Nadu police on Monday removed 80 police officers serving in the Trichy range for want of ‘interpersonal skills’ in dealing with the public.

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In a Facebook post, Deputy Inspector General of Police (Trichy Range) V Balakrishnan said the officers will be gradually reintegrated into their regular duties after they complete a specially designed course to improve the way they deal with the public.

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With a Siddha ‘add-on’ therapy to allopathic treatment at a government COVID-19 care centre here giving encouraging results, the Central Council for Research in Siddha (CCRS) will soon commence a study on 60 coronavirus patients at Vysarpadi in the city.

READ | CCRS to begin study on prophylactic use of Siddha in treating Covid-19

The new clinical trial aims to bring out the efficacy of the Siddha group of medicines and ‘Kabasura kudineer’ as prophylactic designed to treat or prevent COVID-19.

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