EC shunts out Trichy Collector, SP in poll-bound TN

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Chennai, Mar 25 (PTI) The Election Commission has shunted out the Collector, SP and sub-collector of Tiruchirappalli in poll-bound Tamil Nadu to non-poll assignments following the seizure of Rs one crore from the district.

The EC said the decision is based on the report of special observers.

In a letter to the state Chief Electoral Officer, the EC said the issue relates to 'seizure of Rs 1 crore in Tiruchirappalli'.

Based on a communication from the CEO, the EC said it has approved the transfer of P Rajan, district SP to a non- election post.

Similarly, the poll panel approved the transfer of collector S Sivarasu to a non-poll assignment.

It also transferred Nishant Krishna, sub collector, Srirangam in that district to a non-election post.

The EC approved posting of new officers in place of those shunted out, replacing Rajan with A Myilvaganan and Sivarasu with S Divyadharshini.

Elections to 234 Assembly constituencies in Tamil Nadu are scheduled on April 6. PTI NAB SA ROH ROH