Seeking a thorough shake-up of police establishment, Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy reshuffled as many as 43 IPS officers all over the State on Monday, including the SPs of Krishna, Khammam, East Godavari, Warangal (Rural) and Warangal (Urban) districts and in the city.

According to a late night order issued by the government following formal approval by the Chief Minister, T. P. Das, (Now director-general, Prisons & Correctional Services) is posted as Principal Secretary, Home; S. V. Ramana Murthy (additional DG, CID) as Director-General, Fire Services and B. Shivdhar Reddy as Commissioner, Visakhapatnam.

D. Bhoobathi Babu, (additional DG, Anti-Corruption Bureau) who hit the headlines some time ago following a controversy over his earlier posting, is appointed as Director-General, Railways.

On the other hand, N. Shivashankar Reddy, J. Prabhakar Rao and A. V. Ranganath are appointed SPs of East Godavari, Krishna and Khammam districts respectively. A. Venkateswara Rao, G. Pala Raju and S.V. Rajasekhara Babu are posted as SPs of Warangal (Urban), Warangal (Rural) and Tirupati (Urban) districts respectively.

The other IPS officers with their new postings are:

T. Krishna Raju as Director-General, Prisons & Director, Correctional Services; R. P. Thakur as Controller, Legal Metrology; T. Krishna Prasad as Additional DG, CID; Bhatti Lal Meena as Director-General, Drugs, Copyright and Drugs Control; J. Poornachandra Rao as IG, Law & Order; A. B. Venkateswara Rao, IG (North Zone), Warangal Range; K.R.M. Kishore Kumar, IG, APSP Battalions, Hyderabad; Anjani Kumar, IG, PCS; Ravi Gupta, IG, South Coastal Zone, Guntur Range; K. Satyanarayana Rao, IG, Vigilance & Enforcement; Mohd Ashan Reza, Director, Police Communications; Harish Kumar Gupta, IG, legal; and Sandeep Shandilya, Additional Commissioner (Crimes & SIT), Hyderabad; Kumar Vishwajeet, Director; Anti- Corruption Bureau; Soumya Mishra, IG, Welfare; E. Damodar, Joint Director, AP Police Academy; K. Venkateswara Rao, deputy director, AP Police Academy; M. Stephen Raveendra, Group Commander, Greyhounds.

P. Hari Kumar, SP, Intelligence; G. Sudheer Babu, Deputy Commissioner, Hyderabad (West Zone); C. Ravi Varma , Deputy Commissioner, LB Nagar; Rajesh Kumar, Commandant, 3rd APSP Battalion; A. S. Khan, Deputy Commissioner (Administration ), Vijayawada; S. Shyam Sundar, Deputy Commissioner, Traffic II, Hyderabad; C. M. Trivikrama Varma, Commandant, 8th APSP Battalion; R. Jayalakshmi, Deputy Commissioner, East Zone, Hyderabad; V. Siva Kumar, Deputy Commissioner, Malkajgiri; P. V. Venakatarami Reddy, SP, Intelligence; K. Ramesh Naidu: Deputy Commissioner, Shamshabad; M. Ravi Prakash, Deputy Commissioner (Law & Order), Vijayawada; and Ch. Shyam Prasad Rao, SP, Railways, Vijayawada.