A day after a police officer was killed by a gang in broad daylight, the Tamil Nadu government on Friday appointed Letika Saran as the Director General of Police (DGP) in place of K.P. Jain, who has proceeded on leave.
Saran was earlier Director General, Training, here.
The transfer has come a day after a gang killed Vetrivel, a sub-inspector attached to Alwarkurichi police station in Tirunelveli district in broad daylight, minutes before the convoy of Ministers M.R.K. Paneerselvam and T.P.M. Mohideen Khan passed that spot.
According to police, seven people have been taken into custody in connection with the murder and initial enquiries has revealed that it is a case of mistaken identity. The real target was another sub-inspector, Sivasubramanian.