According to sources, the transfer order was issued by Apurva Varma, Principal Secretary, Home Department, as per the directions of the Election Commission of India.

While Tripathy was directed to take charge of his new posting immediately, George was posted as ADGP (Prisons), a position that Tripathy had held so far.

Tripathy, a 1985-batch IPS officer, was earlier transferred as Commissioner of Police, Chennai, in the wake of the attack on US Consulate during protests against the controversial film ‘The Innocence of Muslims’ in 2012.

Meanwhile, the District Collectors of Salem and Vellore, S Magarabushanam and R Nanthagopal, have also been shifted.

They would be replaced by Hanish Chabra, Deputy Secretary, Industries Department, and Rajendra Ratnoo, MD, Tamil Nadu Medical Services Corporation, respectively.


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