25/03/2017 11:54 AM IST | Updated 25/03/2017 12:04 PM IST

EC Orders Transfer Of Chennai Police Commissioner Ahead Of RK Nagar By-Polls

Karan Sinha has been appointed as the new Police Commissioner.

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Chief Election Commissioner of India Dr. Nasim Zaidi.

CHENNAI -- The Election Commission of India (ECI) on Saturday ordered the transfer of Chennai Police Commissioner S. George ahead of the R.K. Nagar by-polls.

The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) had filed a petition for the Police Commissioner's transfer to ensure free and fair polls to the R.K. Nagar assembly constituency.

Karan Sinha, who was posted as the Additional Director General of Police in CB-CID, has been appointed as the new Police Commissioner.

A delegation comprising DMK MPs T.K.S. Elangovan, R.S. Bharathi and Tiruchi Siva had filed a petition before the Election Commission earlier on 17 March.

The DMK MPs had in the petition said that S. George could influence polling in favour of the ruling AIADMK.

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