B. Sandhya, Anil Kant made ADGP
Senior police officers were promoted and transferred in a major shuffle effected by the government on Monday.
Two IPS officers of the 1988 batch were promoted to the grade of Additional Director General of Police (ADGP). These were B. Sandhya, who was promoted and posted as ADGP, Armed Police Battalions, and Anil Kant, who was promoted as ADGP and posted as managing director of Kerala Police Housing and Construction Corporation Ltd.
The other promotions and postings are as follows: Sanjeeb Kumar Patjoshi, Inspector General of Police (IGP), Human Rights Commission, is transferred and posted as IGP, Traffic and Road Safety Management; M.R. Ajith Kumar, currently Kochi City Police Commissioner, is promoted and posted as IGP, CBCID (Homicide and Hurt Wing); T.J. Jose is promoted and posted as IGP, State Crime Records Bureau, in place of Mr. Kant; P. Vijayan, currently Thrissur City Police Commissioner is posted as the Thiruvananthapuram City Commissioner in place of Mr. Jose; K.G. James, currently Superintendent of Police (SP), Alappuzha, has been promoted and posted as Kochi City Commissioner in place of Mr. Ajith Kumar; Thomson Jose, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), Alathur, is promoted and posted as Alappuzha SP; A. Srinivas, ASP, Taliparamba, has been posted as SP (Headquarters) in place of P. Prakash, who has been posted as Thrissur City Commissioner.
H. Manjunath, ASP, Kanhangad, is posted as Deputy Commissioner of Police in place of P. Vimaladitya. K.P. Philip, Ernakulam SP (Rural), has been posted as Commandant, Kerala Armed Police Battalion, Maniyar, while Sateesh Bino, Commandant, India Reserve Battalion, has been posted as Ernakulam SP (Rural) in place of Mr. Philip. V.C. Mohanan, Commandant, Special Armed Police, Thiruvananthapuram, has been transferred and posted as SP, Kollam Rural.
Mr. Vimaladitya has been transferred and posted as SP, Pathanamthitta, in place of K.K. Balakrishnan, whose posting orders are to be issued separately. S. Suresh was among those officers of the 1995 batch, along with Mr. Ajith Kumar and Mr. Jose, who was promoted as IGP.