DGP Senkumar who was in loggerheads with the Kerala Government has been reinstated to his post after a 11 month long legal battle. He has got a little over 2 months to complete his tenure though he has moved the Supreme Court asking it to extend his posting by 2 years as was promised during his promotion.
Senkumar is the first police officer in India to take over the charge after winning the legal battle with the State Government. The outgoing police chief DGP Loknath Behera handed over the official document and a bouquet at the police headquarters at 4.30 pm, yesterday and after the honours, Senkumar entered his cabin.
Speaking to the press, the top cop said “First of all, I am not expecting any confrontation with the government. My priority is to improve the safety of women and reducing the number of accidents. For women safety, I will take steps to activate the projects ‘Operation Big Daddy’ and ‘Kavalkannu.’
Speaking on the appointment of former DGP Raman Srivastava as police advisor to the Chief Minister, the DGP said that he believes that the former DGP would not interfere in police matters. He also refused to comment on his legal stand off against the Government. When he was pointed out about the massive transfers which the Kerala Government undertook recently, he said that the State Government has the authority to transfer.