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.
The harassment probe against Murugan has been shifted to the Telangana police department by Madras High Court in the last week of August after the victim had complained that the IG was influencing the Internal Complaints Committee (ICC). The court also ordered that a senior woman police officer from Telangana must lead the investigation and added that the report must be submitted in six months.After the woman SP lodged a complaint the Tamil Nadu police department re-constituted an ICC. She also filed a petition in the High Court seeking criminal action against Murugan and asking for his transfer from DVAC as she feared that he could influence the inquiry.