Bhubaneswar: Arup Patnaik , son of well known Odia IAS K.K. Patnaik who had earned name and fame as the police chief of Mumbai,Maharastra, now he is ready to fight no more with the notorious criminals and underworld dons but is fighting with political opponents in Bhubaneswar Lok Sabha constituency. Such transformation from a super-cop to an humble people servant is expected to be welcome by the voters of Bhubaneswar Lok Sabha constituency.
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 30 September 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.
Patnaik was born on 8 September 1955 in Bhubhaneshwar, Odisha. He attended Mayo College, Ajmer on scholarship. He is a keen sportsman and distinguished himself in the field of football and boxing during his time at Mayo College. He worked with the State Bank of India for a period of approximately 2 years prior to joining the Indian Police Service in 1979. Patnaik is married to Vidhurita with whom he has two children, Chirantan and Tanmay. He is a Trustee of the Konark Cancer Foundation and President of the Mayo College Alumni Mumbai Chapter.
Arup Patnaik is currently the Chairman of Odisha’s State Youth Welfare Board, the Biju Yuva Vahini and has been accorded the rank and status of Minister of State by the Odisha State Government. Patnaik started his political journey on April 18, 2018, by being personally inducted into the Biju Janata Dal by the Chief Minister of Odisha, Shri. Naveen Patnaik.
Patnaik has represented India in such International forums as Interpol, Lyons (France) and has participated in anti-money laundering workshops in Tokyo, Japan. He was a member of a high-level team to London in September 2011, where he interacted with Scotland Yard and number of reputed professionals, so as to chart out a comprehensive CCTV cover project for Mumbai City. He also led a high level team of Indian Police Officers to Los Angeles from 23 September 2011 to 3 October 2011, for extensive training with the FBI and the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) in counter terrorism techniques.
Patnaik joined the I.P.S. in 1979 and was posted as probationary Asst.Supdt. of Police, Nasik (1981-1982). He was subsequently posted as Suptd. of Police Latur from 1983-1986. Patnaik was the first SP of Latur. His stories of taking on the political heavyweights in the region are discussed even after 30 years. Patnaik was then transferred to Nagpur City from 1986-1988. After Nagpur, Patnaik was posted as Suptd. of Police, Jalgaon, from 1988-1991. In Mumbai City, he was Deputy Commissioner of Police Zone VII from March 1991 till March 1994. As DCP Zone VII, he was a critical member of the 1993 Bomb Blast team and was also instrumental in the largest ever seizure of RDX, to the tune of 1500 kg at Mumbra in 1993. Patnaik went on deputation to the Central Bureau of Investigation, Govt. of India in March 1994 and was assigned the critical charge of supervising investigations into the multi-crore Harshad Mehta security scam. As D.I.G., C.B.I., he headed the Bank Security & Fraud Cell, a Central Unit of the CBI, which was concerned with the investigation into complicated and Mega Bank scam cases.