Police officer facing sexual charge finally transferred

Nearly three-and-a-half months after joint director of DVAC S Murugan was transferred, he was finally relieved from DVAC and made to join the Economic Offences Wing (EOW) on Monday. The officer, who is in the rank of inspector general of police (IGP), is under investigation for sexual harassment charges levelled by a woman officer.

Though the government issued the transfer order on June 1, he continued in the DVAC for nearly three-and-a-half months as joint director, raising many eyebrows. Murugan is facing a probe after a woman officer accused him of sexual harassment a year ago.