TN suspends ADGP Uadhyaya

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Chennai, Jul 18 (UNI) The Tamil Nadu government suspended ADGP and former Director of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption S K Upadhyaya, who was involved in a phone-tapping controversy, late last night.

The suspension of the senior police official comes a couple of days after the Justice Shanmugham Commission which probed the phone- tapping episode submitted its final report to Chief Minister M Karunanidhi.

The suspension orders were served on him a day after the Tamil Nadu cabinet discussed the Commission's report and decided to table the government's response during the next session of the State Assembly.

A day after suspending Mr Upadhyaya, police arrested his Personal assistant Sankar on charges of leaking the details of the telephonic talks to the media.

He was produced before a magistrate court in Egmore and remanded to 15 days judicial custody.

Earlier, the police conducted a search at his house and were believed to have seized some documents and materials.

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