Chennai. MS Jaffer Sait IPS, the senior police officer who had been ‘shunted out’ to obscure postings during the Jayalalithaa regime for his apparent links with the DMK, has been posted as the chief of the TN CB-CID, a move being seen as a significant positive turn in his career.
Issuing orders on Wednesday, Additional Chief Secretary to Government Niranjan Mardi posted the officer, who was serving as Project Officer at the Tamil Nadu Police Academy, as Additional Director General of Police, CB CID(Crime Branch – Crime Investigation Department).
The influential senior officer had served as Additional Director General of Police (Intelligence) between 2006 and 2011 during the DMK regime. The officer was known to enjoy the confidence of then Chief Minister M Karunanidhi and other top leaders in the DMK. However, in 2011, when J Jayalalithaa stormed to power, the cop was shunted by the AIADMK and given an obscure posting at the Mandapam refugee camp in Ramanathapuram district.
He was suspended shortly thereafter for his alleged involvement in the Tamil Nadu Housing Board scam. The Directorate of Vigilance and Anti Corruption(DVAC) in the state had filed a chargesheet against the senior policeman for having obtained a prime plot in Chennai’s Thiruvanmiyur area under the ‘discretionary quota’ by falsifying records.