Bhubaneswar: 1979 batch IPS officer and former Mumbai Police Commissioner Arup Patnaik to join BJD today at 5 pm. Mr. Patnaik will join BJD in the presence of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik at Naveen Niwas.
63 year Arup Patnaik was the 36th Police Commissioner of Mumbai. He is revered as one of the most dynamic and respected IPS officers of the Maharashtra cadre. He retired on September 30, 2015 after a distinguished career in the Maharashtra Police spanning over 36 years in service. He is a recipient of the President’s Police Medal for Distinguished Service in 2003 and the Indian Police Medal for meritorious services in 1994. Known for his integrity and fearlessness, Patnaik is the first and only Odia IPS officer to hold the post of Police Commissioner of Mumbai.