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Amulya Patnaik IPS

For successfully improving crime investigation and initiating a support programme for victims of traumatic crimes

img-dec2015-32AN IPS AGMUT-cadre officer of the 1985 batch, Amulya Patnaik is a renowned personality in the field of law and order. His dedication and impeccable leadership brought vast improvement in crime investigation, leading to noteworthy detections such as the Bombay blast accused, the parcel bomb case, the sensational Sarita Vihar kidnapping of a schoolboy by armed gangsters which was solved in a record 12 hours, the dreaded Asghar gang of dacoits and so on.

He was at the forefront of the police action to quell riots in an anti-Dunkel mammoth rally. He received a grave injury during the anti-Dunkel rally in 1994 in which the mob turned violent. In 1995, Patnaik took the initiative to launch Pratidhi, a Delhi Police programme to extend counselling and other assistance to victims of traumatic crimes. It is working successfully to this day. During his stint as IG, SPG, he is credited with the planning and managing of the security of the lone train journey undertaken by a Prime Minister in 2003.

Patnaik handled Central, East and South Districts of Delhi Police wherein his focus on preventive planning and police-community partnership led to a drastic fall in heinous crimes. His innovative steps, like launching of the Anti-Obscene Calls Cell and Anti-Stalking Cell, not only prevented crimes against women in Delhi but became a precursor of several such initiatives.

As Joint CP, he had the rare distinction of heading both the Crime Branch and the Southern Range. He also served as SSP, Law & Order, Puducherry, and DGP in the sensitive North-Eastern state of Mizoram. Besides other recognitions for his illustrious contributions, he is also a recipient of the President’s Police Medal for distinguished service and the Police Medal for Meritorious Service.

At present, Patnaik is the Special Commissioner of Police, Vigilance, Delhi Police.

VOL. 9, ISSUE 9 | DEC, 2015

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