Chennai: Two months after he was shunted out, Tamil Nadu government on Tuesday brought back senior IPS officer KN Sathiyamurthy, posting him as IG, Intelligence.
He had been earlier kept under 'compulsory wait,' after his transfer on February 12, 2017 at the peak of political churning in the state following former chief minister O Panneerselvam's revolt against AIADMK general secretary VK Sasikala.
"KN Sathiyamurthy, IPS, Inspector General of Police, on compulsory wait is posted as Inspector General of Police, Intelligence, Chennai, in the existing vacancy," Additional Chief Secretary Niranjan Mardi said in a police note.
Sathiyamurthy was on February 12 replaced by S Davidson Devasirvatham.
However, Devasirvatham was shunted as IG, Intelligence within 10 days of his appointment.
Sathiyamurthy was appointed as IG of Intelligence in place of Devasirvatham in December 2015 by the AIADMK government.