Srivastava was recently given the charge of special commissioner after riots rocked Northeast Delhi for three days.
Home Ministry took the decision after the EC gave its nod for extending the tenure of Patnaik in view of Delhi Assembly polls.
The colonial-era law allows the authorities to detain individuals if they are deemed to be a threat to the national security, and law and order.
Amulya Patnaik's retirement comes at a time when the police in the national capital are drawing flak over the manner of handling the large-scale student protests.
Thousands of Delhi Police personnel on Tuesday staged a protest against the assault on their colleagues by lawyers at the Tis Hazari court. Read all latest updates here.
The incident took place on Friday around 10: 26 pm near Geeta Colony on a road leading to ISBT.
Patnaik played an instrumental role during investigations in the Bombay blast case, the parcel bomb case, the Sarita Vihar kidnapping of a schoolboy by armed gangsters.
This photo shows aftermath of a looted street in Honiara's Chinatown, Solomon Islands. Violence receded in the capital of the Solomon Islands, but the government showed no signs of addressing the underlying grievances...AP Photo/Piringi Charley
Vehicles move on a road as smog envelops the historical Badshahi mosque and the surrounding area of Lahore, Pakistan. People of Lahore and adjacent areas are suffering from respiratory problems because of poor air...AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary
A resident walks past an old district in Beijing, China.AP Photo/Ng Han Guan
Tobias Mueller of Germany falls while competing with Johannes Aujesky of Austria during the small final in men's ski cross during the FIS Ski Cross World Cup, a test event for the 2022 Winter Olympics, at the Genting...AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein
Protestors take to the streets of Burkina Faso's capital Ouagadougou calling for President Roch Marc Christian Kabore to resign. The protest comes after the deadliest attack in years against the security forces in the...AP Photo/Sophie Garcia
Every act of dissent is an art. Of pain and pathos. Of hope and new dawn. It’s their story. It’s everyone’s story.
Dissent is less about material gains than the intangibles they leave us with.
For India’s manual scavengers, mere existence is a protest, because they need to fight just to reclaim their humanity and dignity.
While everyone is going gaga over actress Katrina Kaif in the revamped version of 'Tip Tip Barsa Pani', the replacement of Raveena Tandon does point towards the problem of sexism and ageism in the Indian film industry
Australia winning the T20 World Cup for the first time has been timely as they host the next edition at their own backyard in 2022.
As per the Observer Research Foundation, close to 250 million children in India were adversely affected due to school closures due to the early lockdowns imposed by the government in response to Covid-19.
India's cricket administrators showed more drive to boost BCCI's coffers rather than take care of players' welfare during pandemic times.