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Amulya Kumar Patnaik appointed new Delhi Police chief

Amulya Kumar Patnaik, currently a Special Commissioner, has been appointed the Delhi Police Commissioner, the Home Ministry announced today. Patnaik is a 1985 batch Arunachal Pradesh-Goa-Mizoram and Union Territory (AGMUT) cadre IPS officer. Before b
India TV News Desk New Delhi January 30, 2017 16:08 IST
India TV News Desk

Amulya Kumar Patnaik, currently a Special Commissioner, has been appointed the Delhi Police Commissioner, the Home Ministry announced today.

Patnaik is a 1985 batch Arunachal Pradesh-Goa-Mizoram and Union Territory (AGMUT) cadre IPS officer. Before becoming a Special Commissioner, he also served as joint commissioner (operations) in Delhi Police.

As suggested by reports, government went ahead with Patnaik despite two senior 1984 batch UT cadre IPS officers - Dharmendra Kumar and Deepak Mishra - because he has maintained his ‘clean’ image for years.

Patnaik takes over charge from Alok Kumar Verma, who has been made the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) chief.