Amulya Kumar Patnaik is the new Delhi Police Commissioner
Amulya Kumar Patnaik, a 1985 batch AGMUT (Arunachal Pradesh-Goa-Mizoram-Union Territory) cadre IPS officer took over as the Delhi Police Commissioner on Monday. He has superseded senior IPS officers Deepak Mishra and Dharmendra Kumar, both 1984-batch IPS officers of AGMUT cadre, allegedly on ‘reputation’ merit basis along with the fact that he has a long tenure as compared to the other officers in the queue.
Sources in the department told Mail Today that Patnaik who was Special CP/Administration considers himself as the “best officer” in the force. However, a senior police officer requesting anonymity said: “Patnaik, was not aspiring to be the commissioner. Mishra and Kumar were seen as top contenders for the post of Delhi Police chief.”
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Recently, when Alok Kumar Verma became the CBI chief, the L-G greeted him with a bouquet. On that day, Patnaik was also present and when Verma asked him to come in the frame, he refused the offer and went away, according to guests present at the function.
Patnaik is a vegetarian who often sits on the ground to have his food. He prefers to bring homemade food for himself and loves eating fruits. He is said to be the most simple and down-to-earth officer in the force. He has faith in God. Patnaik loves to play cricket and he was the one who started the cricket matches between police and mediapersons.
There has been speculation that he will definitely ban jeans and Tshirt culture among the police officers when they are in civil. He believes
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