Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik is due to retire on Feb. 29. SN Shrivastava, the Special Commissioner (Law and Order), will succeed him on March 1.
New Delhi| Three days before retirement, Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik had issued transfer order to five officers. The transfers were made at a time when parts of northeast Delhi were burning.
A 1985-batch AGMUT cadre officer, SN Shrivastava was transferred from the CRPF to the Delhi Police this week in the wake of deadly communal violence in the capital territory’s northeast. He has worked in the city’s police force in the past.
Patnaik has transferred SD Mishra, who was serving as Additional Commissioner of Police of Rohini, to the Traffic Department.
The Delhi Police Spokesman MS Randhawa has been made Additional Commissioner of Police (Crime).
The Deputy Commissioner of Police P Mishra, who was looking after Economics Offence Wing, has been posted as DCP of Rohini district.
Sanjay Bhatia, who was looking after IGI Airport, has been transferred to Central District as DCP.
Patnaik has made his Staff Officer Rajeev Ranjan as Deputy Commissioner of Police, IGI Airport.
After Patnaik could not control the deteriorating law and order situation in Delhi, the Ministry of Home Affairs brought in IPS officer SN Srivastava as Special Commissioner of Police (Law and order) and asked him to take control of the situation.
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According to sources, while bodies of riot victims were being fished out from drains and recovered from lanes of northeast Delhi, Patnaik was busy in effecting transfer and posting of his favourite officers.
Patnaik is expecting a post-retirement job from the central government.
When riots started in Delhi, he was casual and took it as the 2010 peaceful protests during an anti-corruption movement. He didn’t deploy additional forces in riot-hit areas, leading to mob attacks on DCP Amit Sharma and death of Head Constable Ratan Lal death, New Indian Express reported.
All this forced the cops to fend for themselves, instead of containing the riot.
And Patnaik has ensured that he gets a grand farewell On February 29.