On Monday, Amulya patnaik was appointed as the new Delhi Police Commissioner, the Ministry of Home Affairs announced.
An order released by the Centre said, "Amulya Kumar Patnaik, IPS (AGMUT: 1985) has been appointed to the post of Commissioner of Police, Delhi from the date of actual assumption of the charge, in place of Shri Alok Kumar, IPS (AGMUT: 1979) who has been appointed as Director, CBU, till further orders."
Here is all you need to know about him:
1) Patnaik is a 1985 batch Arunachal Pradesh-Goa-Mizoram and Union Territory (AGMUT) cadre IPS officer.
2) Previously, he served as the Special Commissioner of Police (Administration).
3) 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.
4) By appointing Patnaik, currently Special Commissioner (Administration), the government has superseded two senior officers, Dharmendra Kumar and Deepak Mishra, both 1984-batch IPS officers of AGMUT cadre.
5) Patnaik hails from Odisha and was appointed for the post because of his "clean" image.
6) In the year 1995, he launched a programme under the name Pratidhi, to provide counselling facilities and other assistance to victims of traumatic crimes.
7) He also launched launched the Anti-Obscene Calls cell and Anti-Stalking Cell to prevent crimes against women.
8) During his period, the crime rate had fallen drastically in the Central, East and South districts of Delhi Police.
9) He has also served as the SSP, Law and Order, Puducherry and DGP in the north-eastern state of Mizoram.
10) He is a recipient of the President's Police medal for distinguished service and the Police medal for meritorious services.