KASARGOD: K G Simon has assumed office as the new District Police Chief here on Monday. Simon took charge from outgoing police chief Thomson Jose at the SP’s chamber here. Prior to this appointment, Simon had headed the Kottayam district police and had functioned as the Thrissur City Police Commissioner. Simon had won the 2013 police medal from the President.
Meanwhile, Save Kasaragod volunteers held a meeting near the new bus station premises here on Monday evening in protest against the “unceremonious” transfer of Jose. The activists urged the government to reconsider its decision to transfer Jose barely six months after he was posted in the district. The abrupt shifting of Jose, who strived hard to restore and maintain law and order in the district and tackled sand mafia groups during his brief stint, could vitiate the law and order situation in the communally and politically sensitive district, the volunteers said in a press conference here the other day.