New Police Commissioner Of Delhi Takes Charge: Amulya Patnaik


The home ministry announced on Monday Amulya Patnaik has appointed as the next commissioner of Delhi. He is an Arunachal Pradesh Goa Mizoram and Union Territory AGMUT cadre IPS officer from 1985 batch. He succeeded Alok verma. Who has made CBI Chief But he doesn’t taken the charge yet as director of CBI Sources said the decision on his appointment was taken on January 23 per the report if he is not transferred anywhere on any other post than he will serve the country for next three years. He was serving a special commissioner post which is considered next to commissioner post in manner of its seniority in Delhi Police.

Amulya Patnaik is native from Odisha. He was among one of the top runners  with other two senior officers Deepak Mishra and Dharmendra Kumar. Out of them patnaik is chosen as the next commissioner due to his clean image, although Dharmendra Kumar and Deepak Mishra both of them are a batch senior then Patnaik. Both of them are 1984 batch IPS officers. And currently Deepak Mishra is Additional General Director at Central Reserve Police Force and Dharmendra Kumar is Additional director General at Central Industrial Security Force.

He was selected for this post for his career highlights. Patnaik has handled various critical cases in Delhi and as  heading the Crime branch and southern Range as joint Commissioner. He is known for his adaptability of handling cases in his way, one of the major  highlights of his carrier as he led the police during Anti-Dunkel protest in 1994 in which he get some serious injuries. He also solved the kidnapping case of a school boy by a gangster in Sarita Vihar within 12 hour.

Mr. Patnaik carrier is also credited as the IG, SPG of special protection group for managing and planning the security of Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee in 2003, had undertaken the lone train journey by Prime Minister. In 1995, Patnaik launched a Special Delhi Programme PRATIDHI to extend counseling and assistance to victims of traumatic crimes and this programme is successfully working till date. One of the current case this year handled by Mr. Amulya Patnaik is “Brutal Najafgarh stabbing incident ” in which a girl was stabbed many times by her own stalker and bring back the focus on crime against Women.

His career was also rewarded for launching Anti-Obscene Call Cell and the Anti-Stalking Cell. Patnaik very well handled central, East South districts of Delhi and mainly focused on preventive planning in various heinous crimes. He also served as SSP, who manage law and order, in Pondicherry and in the sensitive North Eastern state of Mizoram. Besides all his contribution he is also recipient of President’s police medal for distinguished service.


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