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Odia IPS Officer Amulya Patnaik’s Tenure As Delhi Police Chief Ends Tomorrow

Newdelhi:28/2/20:It was not a farewell, Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik would have liked to have! His one-month extension was clouded by allegations of police incompetence in handling a spate of violent clashes over the controversial citizenship law.

With him retiring on Saturday, the Ministry of Home Affairs on Friday gave IPS officer SN Shrivastava additional charge as the chief of Delhi Police until further orders. He will assume office on Sunday (March 1).
The move comes days after the 1985-batch officer of AGMUT cadre was brought from the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and made Special Commissioner (Law and Order) to end the
communal clashes in north-east Delhi, which has claimed 38 lives so far.
Patnaik, also an 1985-batch AGMUT cadre IPS officer, was appointed as the Delhi Police Commissioner in January 2017. A native of Odisha, he is got a month’s extension on January 30 after the Election Commission extended his tenure in view of February 8 Delhi Assembly elections.

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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