The Chennai Police Commissioner S George has been transferred by Election Commission following a complaint by DMK, ahead of the RK Nagar Assembly by-poll in Tamil Nadu.
Sources in the poll panel said George's transfer order was issued on Thursday night. Karan Singh has been appointed as the new city police chief, they said.
The poll body had sought a panel of officials from the Tamil Nadu government to select George's replacement. The bypoll to the prestigious R K Nagar constituency is scheduled for April 12. It was necessitated following the demise of then Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa in 2016.