AP CBI joint director transferred

CBI Joint Director Lakshminarayana, who gave sleepless nights to several law-breakers in Andhra Pradesh and the neighbouring Karnataka, received his official transfer order on Friday. Chennai CBI Joint Director Arunachalam will replace him.The order was issued by the CBI office in Delhi.

It is learnt that Arunachalam would take charge on Tuesday. Lakshminarayana, who came to Hyderabad on deputation, spent seven years in Andhra Pradesh. His deputation ends on June 14. Sources said he would soon head the Mumbai crime branch.

Lakshminarayana has completed the maximum seven years of deputation allowed to Central government officials. His transfer ended speculations that he would be retained in Andhra Pradesh in view of the sensitive cases handled by the probe agency under his stewardship.During his tenure in Andhra Pradesh, he tackled cases involving Satyam, Gali Janardhana Reddy, Y S Jaganmohan Reddy and the Emaar group.  

Born in 1965, Lakshminarayana was brought up at Srisailam in Kurnool district. He studied engineering at the Regional Engineering College, Warangal. He served as the Superintendent of Police at Nanded and later with the Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad.

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