"I still have all my vertebras intact. I have never appeased anybody for any posting," says  DGP TP Senkumar after the reports of his removal from the post of state police chief. Senkumar is being replaced by Loknath Behra even though he has a year left for retirement. 


Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, who is handling the Home and Vigilance portfolios, initiated a major reshuffle at the top of police administration on early morning on Monday. Though a rejig was anticipated, the Chief Minister went a step further and removed Senkumar, who is in charge of the law and order, an unusual move in the early days of a new government.


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In this context, the DGP's parting shot that his vertebras are intact may have more connotations than it sounds. "I have joined as an IES officer in the Government of India in 1981, before joining IPS. During the last 35 years I have always kept honesty, integrity and justice and a special care for the downtrodden," Senkumar wrote on his official Facebook page.