In a move that raised quite a few eyebrows, the Kerala government shuffled the top cadre of the state police, including that of ADGP (South-zone) B Sandhya who was pursuing the high-profile Dileep case.
Additional Director General of Police, B Sandhya will now take over as Chief of State Police Training.
The government has also reportedly moved Inspector General of Police, Kochi Range, P Vijayan, to the Administration and Police Headquarters, where he will be Inspector General. He is expected to be replaced by Inspector General of Police Vijay Sakhare.
Police officials have, meanwhile, expressed their surprise at these unexpected transfers.
"The postings are surprising, especially those of Sandhya and Vijayan, as they have been posted to less significant posts," a senior police told Deccan Chronicle.
Rumours are that she had not bothered to take advice from some senior officers during the probe against Dileep in connection with the actor abduction and rape case. There are also speculations of her pursuing the case with vigour due to her personal ego as was stated by former state police chief TP Senkumar, reported Deccan Chronicle.
Dileep's trial is to begin soon and this will come as a boon to the disgraced actor and his henchmen.