Annamalai takes charge as Chikkamagaluru SP

Annamalai takes charge as Chikkamagaluru SP

Chikkamagaluru: Annamalai K, IPS took charge as the Superintendent of Police of Chikkamagaluru district on Thursday, August 4 at 4 pm.


Outgoing SP Santhosh Babu handed over the charge to Annamalai. Santhosh Babu has been transferred as SP of Gadag District and Senior officers were present on the occasion.


Annamalai is a native of Karur district of Tamil Nadu, he completed his schooling in Coimbatore. He pursued Mechanical Engineering and later completed his MBA at IIM-Lucknow. While doing his MBA in UP, Annamalai was exposed to poverty and social disparities. It was then that he decided to become a government servant.

Annamalai, an IPS officer of 2011 batch, was posted as ASP of Karkala Sub Division on September 4, 2013. This was his first posting. During his tenure, four police stations in the Karkala Sub Division – Karkala Town, Karkala Rural, Kaup and Padubidri – received ISO 9001:2008 certification. He was promoted and posted as Superintendent of Police of Udupi district and took charge on January 1, 2015.


Annamalai has brought many changes in policing in the Udupi district and curbed illegal activities.

During his tenure as SP of Udupi district, Annamalai K has won the confidence and hearts of the people and also earned the name “Udupi’s Singham”.

annamalai-takes-charge-chikmagaluru-sp-20160804-04 annamalai-takes-charge-chikmagaluru-sp-20160804-05 bids farewell to SP Annamalai

On behalf of, Team Mangalorean, Udupi gave a warm farewell to Annamalai and wished him the very best in his future endeavours.

Team members offered a flower bouquet and memento and wished him all success as SP of Chikkamagaluru.



Annamalai visits War memorial and Attur Minor Basilica

Annamalai, his wife, and daughter on Thursday, August 4 morning on his way to Chikkamagaluru, visited the St Lawrence Minor Basilica and offered prayers. He also visited the War memorial at Anekere Karkal and offered floral tributes to the Martyrs later he proceeded to Chikkamagaluru.

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