Arup Patnaik

  • Mumbai: Another Azad Maidan riots accused gets bail October 25, 2012

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Thursday granted bail to one more accused in the Azad Maidan riots case observing that attending a rally is not an offence. Akbar Raunak Khan is the fourth accused to be released on bail by the High Court after it granted similar relief to...
  • Kripashankar assets case: SC hearing today September 3, 2012

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday is expected to hear the Mahrashtra government's plea to allow former Mumbai Police Commissioner Arup Patnaik to continue as head of the Special Investigation Team which is probing the Kripashankar assets case. Patnaik was recently replaced as the Commissioner and elevated to the rank...
  • Former Mumbai police chief admitted to hospital August 29, 2012

    Mumbai: Former Mumbai police commissioner Arup Patnaik was on Wednesday admitted to the Jaslok Hospital in Mumbai where he underwent an angioplasty. He had gone to the hospital for a checkup and had complained of discomfort and irritation. Following his complaint, an angiography was done on the former Mumbai police chief...
  • Azad Maidan riot: 3 held found innocent, released August 27, 2012

    Mumbai: Three people arrested in the Azad Maidan riot case will be discharged on Monday after they were found innocent. A total of 51 people have been arrested in the case so far. Meanwhile, 23 others arrested are set to undergo a medical examination on Monday after they claimed last...
  • Maharashtra govt shunts out Mumbai police chief August 23, 2012

    Mumbai: Under fire from the opposition over the Azad Maidan violence, the Maharashtra government finally decided to shunt out Mumbai police commissioner Arup Patnaik, replacing him with Satyapal Singh. While Arup Patnaik was ostensibly promoted to DG state security council, the government called it a routine administrative move. However, sources said...
  • I will work impartially, says new Mumbai Police Commissioner August 23, 2012

    Hours after Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan cleared the transfer of Arup Patnaik on Thursday, Satyapal Singh took over as the new Mumbai Police Commissioner. ...
  • Azad Maidan fallout? Mumbai Police chief transferred August 23, 2012

    Mumbai: Mumbai Police Commissioner Arup Patnaik has been transferred, Maharashtra Home Minister RR Patil said on Thursday. Sources say that Patnaik was shifted for mishandling the Azad Maidan violence. The Maharashtra Home Ministry had recommended Patnaik's transfer early this week. Patnaik has been promoted as the Director General (DG) Maharashtra State...
  • Has political interference undermined police's morale? August 23, 2012

    Maharashtra Home Minister RR Patil has reportedly recommended the transfer of Mumbai Police commissioner Arup Patnaik after the violence at Mumbai's Azad Maidan were 2 people died and 45 policemen were injured. On Face the Nation, CNNIBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose asks a panel of experts Has political interference undermined...
  • FTN: Has political interference undermined morale of police force? August 22, 2012

    Maharashtra Home Minister RR Patil has reportedly recommended the transfer of Mumbai Police commissioner Arup Patnaik after the violence at Mumbai's Azad Maidan were 2 people died and 45 policemen were injured. ...
  • News 360: Indore youth bleeds to death, MP govt orders probe August 22, 2012

    The Madhya Pradesh Home Minister has ordered and inquiry into the incident wherein a youth bled to death in a police station in Indore as he was denied medical aid. ...
  • Mumbai violence: Is police chief the fall guy? August 22, 2012

    Mumbai: Uncertainty has gripped Mumbai Police after Maharashtra Home Minister RR Patil's recommendation to shunt out Mumbai police commissioner Arup Patnaik in the wake of the Azad Maidan riot which claimed two lives. Ironically, just days ago, the city police was backed by the Ministry for its restrained response, leading to...
  • FIR against MNS for ChowpattyAzad Maidan march August 22, 2012

    Mumbai: Raj Thackeray's Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) is in trouble for taking out a protest march from Girgaum Chowpatty to Azad Maidan without police permission. An FIR has been registered at DB Marg police station against MNS General Secretary Shirish Sawant and others for going ahead with the march from...
  • Arup Patnaik did a marvelous job: ExMumbai Commissioner August 22, 2012

    Former Mumbai Commissioner of Police Julio Ribeiro defended Arup Patnaik and said that he did an exemplary job. ...
  • Constable greets MNS chief, criticises seniors August 22, 2012

    Mumbai: A Mumbai police constable has come under fire for defying protocal and greeting MNS chief Raj Thackerary during Tuesday's rally. Constable Pramod Tawde shocked everyone by not only greeting the MNS chief with flowers but also addressing the media and openly criticising senior police officials including Commissioner Arup Patnaik...
  • Maha Home Ministry wants Arup Patnaik transferred August 22, 2012

    Mumbai: In an aftermath of the Azad Maidan violence, the Maharashtra Home Ministry had sent a proposal to Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan recommending the transfer of Mumbai Police Commissioner Arup Patnaik. Patnaik drew a lot of flak for allegedly mishandling the situation on August 11 in which two people were...
  • Bangladeshis behind Mumbai violence: MNS chief August 22, 2012

    Mumbai: Holding Bangladeshi infiltrators responsible for the Aug 11 violence in Mumbai, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray on Tuesday warned that such incidents would not be tolerated. He also sought the resignation of Home Minister RR Patil and Mumbai Police Commissioner Arup Patnaik for failure to foresee and curb the...
  • Mumbai police commissioner may be transferred August 21, 2012

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Home Department has proposed the transfer of Mumbai Police Commissioner Arup Patnaik who is facing flak over handling of the August 11 violence at Azad Maidan. "The Home Department has submitted a proposal to transfer Patnaik," a senior official said. According to the official, the proposal, which was submitted three...
  • Mumbai riots: 5 days later, some hard questions for cops August 16, 2012

    Mumbai: The city cops are being bombarded with questions in the aftermath of the horrific violence on August 11 in South Mumbai. That the department was caught offguard is evident in the number of casualties many of them cops including two deaths, largescale destruction of public property, and...
  • Newsmaker of the day: Arup Patnaik August 13, 2012

    Parliament on Monday witnessed a furore over the violence in Mumbai that left two dead and 46 injured on Saturday. ...
  • Mumbai cops asked to follow in Dhoble's footsteps July 31, 2012

    Mumbai: Establishments serving liquor and entertainment in the form of live orchestras, bar dancers and other such activities have much more to worry about, after the commissioner of police issued a new set of stringent orders to his subordinates last week. If the fear of meeting ACP Vasant Dhoble was...
  • Mumbai top cop fires 6 special squads May 14, 2012

    Mumbai: The stamp of 'special' seems to have failed to screen several Mumbai police units from the curse of corruption. Citing allegations of corruption, Police Commissioner Arup Patnaik has ordered the dismantling of at least six such squads in the force. These squads were formed by various deputy and additional...
  • Probe report against Kripashankar filed in SC April 16, 2012

    New Delhi: Maharashtra government on Monday placed before the Supreme Court its report on the probe into the alleged amassing of disproportionate assets by former Mumbai Congress chief Kripashankar Singh and his family members. The report was filed in a sealed cover by a special investigating team, headed by Mumbai...
  • Coastal security a big worry: Mumbai Police Commissioner November 26, 2011

    Mumbai: It has been 3 years since 26/11/2008, when Mumbai was under seige for almost 3 days that left more than 170 people dead. The attack began when 10 terrorists entered via the sea route. But the city's Police Commissioner has expressed concerns over the gaping holes that still remain in...
  • 'Bomb squad, NIA investigating the blasts' July 13, 2011

    Mumbai Police Commissioner, Arup Patnaik said we have put the entire city on red alert. ...
  • Mumbai journo shot dead by 4 unidentified men June 11, 2011

    Mumbai: A journalist working with Mid Day was shot dead on Saturday by four unidentified men. J Dey covered the underworld for Mid Day and was admitted to Mumbai's Hiranandani hospital where he succumbed to the injuries. Jyotirmoy Dey, a senior crime reporter and editor of Special Investigations Mumbai MidDay was...