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Vidya Kulkarni is the new IG of TNUSRB

She replaces Senthamarai Kannan who is facing contempt of court case

The State government on Wednesday transferred and posted Vidya Jayant Kulkarni, Inspector-General (IG) of Police, Headquarters, Chennai, as the IG/Member Secretary of the Tamil Nadu Uniformed Services Recruitment Board.

She will replace N.K. Senthamarai Kannan, whose name was added in the suo motu contempt of court proceedings for filing of a bogus document in court to win a case, after the Madras High Court dropped the name of Director-General of Police J.K. Tripathy, chairman, TNUSRB.

The issue pertains to a writ petition filed by a Grade II constable, S. Arunachalam, in February, challenging TNUSRB’s failure to award him marks for the answer he gave in the written examination for recruiting sub-inspector of police (Fingerprint).

The plea was dismissed on March 13 on the basis of an “expert opinion” obtained by the TNUSRB from “one IIT-Madras professor” named D. Moorthy, to prove that the petitioner’s answer was wrong.

Later, based on an RTI, the constable found that no one called Moorthy had served in IIT-M’s Mathematics department.

When Mr. Arunachalam reported the matter to the court, TNUSRB officials claimed that their “consultant” G.V. Kumar and his acquaintance, D. Moorthy, a retired maths teacher of Kendriya Vidyalaya School, situated on IIT-M campus, had acted as the “expert”.

The Central Crime Branch (CCB) police had booked a case against the duo on charges of cheating and impersonation.

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