Intelligence department chief Mahesh Chandra Laddha has been appoint-ed Vizag police commis-stoner. He will replace T. Yoganand, who has been transferred and posted as additional commissioner of police, Vijayawada. A 1998-batch IPS officer, Mr Laddha had served as in-charge of the special investigation team. He had played a key role in investigating the M-Hotel Liquor tragedy in 2015. Meanwhile, joint police commissioner (JCP-II), Vizag city T. Ravi Kumar Murthy was transferred and posted as deputy inspector general (DIG), Elm-u Range in the exist-ing vacancy. However, sus• pense continues over the new JCP.II in Vizag city It may recalled that AP Damodhar has assumed office as DCP (crimes) in Vizag police commission-erate, a few days back in the existing vacancy. Sources said with Vizag city has been gaining importance in AP follow-ing the series of major events, the government has appointed Mr Laddha as city police chief for his style of work and to strengthen law and order in the city. Sources said that Mr Yoganand was transferred following his request.