New Delhi [India], Jan. 30 : The Government on Monday appointed Amulya Patnaik as the next Commissioner of Delhi Police. A native of Odisha, Patnaik is an IPS office of AGMUT cadre and was holding charge as special commissioner (administration) in the Delhi Police when announced to succeed Alok Verma as the Commissioner.
He has also served as joint commissioner (operations) in Delhi police. Other IPS officers who were in contention for the role were Dharmendra Kumar and Dipak Mishra. Patnaik is believed to have had an upper hand due to his clean image. This development came after Alok Verma was recently appointed the CBI chief..