Superseding two officers, Government on Monday appointed Amulya Kumar Patnaik as Commissioner of Delhi Police, a post that fell vacant after Alok Kumar Verma was made CBI Chief.

"Amulya Kumar Patnaik, IPS (AGMUT: 1985) has been appointed to the post of Commissioner of Police, Delhi from the date of actual assumption of the charge, in place of Shri Alok Kumar, IPS (AGMUT: 1979) who has been appointed as Director, CBI, till further orders," an order issued by the Government said.

Amulya Kumar Patnaik |Source: Twitter/@bilkulsedhibaat

By appointing Patnaik, currently Special Commissioner (Administration), the government has superseded two senior officers, Dharmendra Kumar and Deepak Mishra, both 1984-batch IPS officers of AGMUT cadre.

Mishra and Kumar are serving as Additional Director General in the CRPF and CISF respectively. Kumar was special commissioner of police (Special Unit) during the then Commissioner B S Bassi's tenure.

Alok Kumar Verma |Source: PTI

Both Mishra and Kumar were made senior special commissioners, a post created by Bassi during his tenure that was later scrapped. Two other senior officers of the cadre, 1982-batch JK Sharma and A K Singh of 1984 batch, have not been empanelled for the post of Director General at the centre.

Patnaik is a recipient of the President's Police medal for distinguished service and the Police medal for meritorious service.