Amulya Patnaik: News

Amulya Patnaik is a former Indian IPS officer from the batch of 1985 of AGMUT cadre. He had formerly held the position of 21st Commissioner of Delhi Police from January 30, 2017, to February 29, 2020. Patnaik was succeeded by SN Srivastava. He graduated from Utkal University in 1979 and completed his masters from Delhi University in 1981. In his first posting as an IPS officer, Patnaik held the position of ACP Najafgarh in Delhi. From 1989-1993, he served as the SSP of Puducherry. Patnaik came under heavy criticism for his role during the riots that took place in North East Delhi in February 2020. In 2019, hundreds of Delhi Police personnel started their protest on the streets demanding justice and protection after some lawyers allegedly beat them up. Patnaik was criticized for being unable to control the clash between the police and lawyers. He was also condemned for his inability to control the 2020 Gargi college molestation, Jamia students’ clash with police, and the JNU scuffle. Patnaik was supposed to retire in January 2020 but he was given an extension due to CAA protests and Delhi legislative elections 2020.

28 Feb 2020

Delhi Police

Delhi Police, accused of laxity during violence, gets new chief

On Friday, the Ministry of Home Affairs gave Indian Police Service (IPS) officer SN Shrivastava the additional charge of the post of Delhi Commissioner.

06 Nov 2019

Delhi Police

Police v/s lawyers: Delhi cops end protest after 11 hours

On Tuesday, Delhi witnessed unprecedented scenes with thousands of police officers taking to the streets demanding justice after some of them were assaulted by lawyers in Tis Hazari court last weekend.

05 Nov 2019

Delhi Police

#LawyersVsDelhiPolice: Cops protest outside HQ, demand justice, raise slogans

Scores of personnel of Delhi police took to streets on Tuesday to protest against a scuffle that broke between cops and lawyers at Tis Hazari court last week.

03 Jul 2019

Delhi Police

Chandni Chowk temple vandalism: 9 persons, including 4 juveniles, arrested

The Delhi Police has arrested a total of nine persons, including four juveniles, in connection with the June 30 Hauz Qazi incident in which a century-old temple was vandalized.

03 Feb 2019

Delhi Police

Now, Delhi Police will have access to Facebook private chats

Joining hands with the Delhi Police, Facebook will now provide details of private chats to the police for sensitive cases, specifically pertaining to crimes against women and children.

13 Jan 2019

Delhi Police

Will kidnap your daughter: Kejriwal receives threatening email, security tightened

On Wednesday, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal received an anonymous email threatening his daughter, Harshita, post which her security has been beefed up.

20 Dec 2018

Delhi Police

Delhi: Now file e-FIRs of lost items from Terminal 3

Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport, is one of the busiest airports in the world.

17 Nov 2018

Delhi Police

West Delhi Police digitizes malkhanas across all its police stations

The Delhi Police's West district digitized all malkhanas, rooms for keeping seized arms and ammunition, across its 12 police stations on Friday, police said.

14 Sep 2018

Delhi Police

Delhi-cop's son mercilessly beats woman, arrested after video goes viral

In a disturbing incident, the son of Delhi police officer was caught on camera brutally beating a woman, and the video of the assault went viral on social media.

13 Aug 2018

Delhi Police

Women in blue: Delhi Police's SWAT team oozes confidence, style

Delhi Police got its first all-women Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team on Friday, a proud moment for all indeed.

11 Aug 2018

Delhi Police

To combat terrorism, Delhi police gets first-of-its-kind all-women SWAT team

Delhi Police, on Friday, inducted a first-of-its-kind SWAT team comprising all women from the North-eastern States. The team is meant to combat terrorism and secure the National Capital during the Independence Day celebrations.

31 Jul 2018

Delhi Police

Delhi: SC asks police chief for timeline to clear traffic-bottlenecks

The Supreme Court yesterday directed the Delhi Police Commissioner, Amulya Patnaik, to come out with a timeline for removing traffic bottlenecks at 77 congested corridors in Delhi and also asked him to deal with impounded vehicles lying at police stations.

19 Jul 2018

Delhi Police

This four-legged 'Babu' of Delhi Police is an all-India gold-medalist!

Delhi Police's Model Town office is receiving a lot of attention recently, courtesy Babu.

06 Jul 2018

Delhi Police

2,500 elderly taught cyber safety, courtesy Delhi Police

In a noble attempt, Delhi Police organized a workshop yesterday to make senior citizens aware of cyber crimes.

21 Jun 2018

Delhi Police

Abolish all-boys' school, drug-addicts to make Delhi safe for women

Aiming to change Delhi's image of being unsafe for women, a six-member panel formed by L-G Anil Baijal has enlisted few measures to curb the menace.

23 May 2018

Delhi Police

Delhi Police makes gaffe: 'Non-police' colony gets award for cleanliness

In an embarrassing act, the Delhi Police awarded a "non-police colony" for being one of the cleanest "police colonies" due to a mix-up over similar sounding names of RWA Presidents.

13 May 2018

Delhi Police

Delhi: Police arrests 4 for assault on Kashmiri woman

Delhi Police on Saturday arrested a security guard and three other men for allegedly assaulting a Kashmiri woman in southeast Delhi's Sunlight Colony.

01 May 2018

Delhi Police

Delhi traffic police now has 319 'sentinels' working for them

While launching 'traffic sentinel scheme' as part of National Road Safety Week-2018, Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik made a special mention of a certain Ganga Ram.

29 Jan 2018

Delhi Police

Delhi Police to develop cyber cells for tackling online crimes

In a bid to tackle cyber crimes with ease and to fast-track investigations of online crimes, the Delhi Police has planned to restructure its cyber cell into an individual unit.

07 Sep 2017

Delhi Police

Delhi: Cop's frustrated wife writes to Delhi's Police Commissioner

A Delhi policeman's wife, annoyed with her husband's "long" duty hours, has sent an email to Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik asking him to ensure duty in shifts.

16 Jul 2017


Delhi: 2017 set to record highest crime rate ever

With a rise of over 21% in crime in the first half of the year in the Capital region, this year could record the highest crime rate of all time.

11 May 2017

Delhi Police

Ghaziabad- IPS Officer Sanjeev Tyagi's father found dead at home

On Thursday morning, the father of UP cadre IPS Sanjeev Tyagi was allegedly discovered with a gunshot injury to his head at his Ghaziabad home.

09 May 2017

Delhi Police

Delhi- Taxi driver returns lost bag worth Rs. 8 lakh

22-year-old cabbie, Debendra Kapri, last week handed in a backpack forgotten by a passenger to the Delhi police station.

23 Feb 2017

Delhi Police

Violence at Ramjas over Umar Khalid, Shehla Rashid's scheduled speeches

Clashes erupted at Ramjas College between ABVP and AISA members, divided over a scheduled seminar featuring Umar Khalid that was cancelled earlier.

30 Jan 2017

Delhi Police

Amulya Patnaik appointed as Delhi Police Commissioner

Amulya Patnaik has been appointed as Delhi's new police chief.