Delhi Police, who’s known for their bravery in the entire country will now work under an Odia IPS officer Amulya Patnaik. And that’s not it! Amulya Patnaik is the first ever Odia IPS officer to be promoted as Delhi Police Commissioner. As soon as his appointment news published in media, he become an instant talk of town.
But why is that?
Well! there are some facts and previous records of Commissioner Patnaik which can give a nightmare to the criminals of Delhi and they might have already packed their bag to leave the city. There was a dialogue in a recent bollywood movie ‘Phata poster nikla hero’, “Yeh inspector na bina break ka bulldozer hai … ek baar chalta hai na toh rukta nahi hai“. And it’s true in this case.
HERE’S ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW:
- Patnaik is a 1985 batch Arunachal Pradesh-Goa-Mizoram and Union Territory (AGMUT) cadre IPS officer. He succeeds Alok Kumar Verma, who became the CBI chief on January 19.
- Now posted as Special Commissioner (Administration) in Delhi Police, Patnaik was one of the front runners for the top post along with two other senior officers, Deepak Mishra and Dharmendra Kumar.
- Patnaik, though a batch junior to Mishra and Kumar, was apparently chosen due to his “clean” image. He hails from Odisha.
- Mishra is now with the Central Reserve Police Force as an Additional Director General while Kumar is an Additional Director General with the Central Industrial Security Force. Both are 1984 batch IPS officers.
- Patnaik is also credited for launching special units to prevent crimes against women such as the anti-obscene calls cell and anti-stalking cell.
- Among some prominent cases that Patnaik handled are the parcel bomb case, the sensational Sarita Vihar kidnapping and the busting of the notorious Asghar gang.
- He also headed Crime Branch and south-eastern range.
- Patnaik is a recipient of the President’s Police Medal for distinguished service and police medal for meritorious service.
Impressive! Isn’t it?