Govt revokes suspension of senior IPS officer Muthukaruppan

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Chennai, Oct 28 (UNI) The Tamil Nadu government has revoked the suspension of senior IPS officer K Muthukaruppan, who was the Chennai City Police Commissioner during the midnight arrest of former Chief Minister and DMK President M Karunanidhi in 2001.

The suspension was revoked as the charges against him have been dropped on the completion of inquiry by the Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Directorate and a governmental probe.

Mr Muthukaruppan was at the helm of affairs of the city police when the AIADMK Government headed by J Jayalalithaa had ordered the arrest of Mr Karunanidhi on June 29, 2001 in connection with the alleged irregularities in the construction of flyovers by the erstwhile DMK regime.

He was subsequently suspended by the AIADMK government on charges of amassing wealth disproportionate to his known sources of income and in connection with a forcible land acquisition case.

A DVAC inquiry and a government inquiry had been ordered against him.

Mr Muthukaruppan was holding the post of IG, Training, at Madurai, when he was suspended, which was subsequently revoked after a gap of four years and after his name was cleared in the probe.

He might be appointed as Inspector General, Crime Branch-CID Special Branch.


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