Bhubaneswar: The 1979 batch IPS officer and former Mumbai Commissioner of Police Arup Patnaik will join the ruling Biju Janta Dal (BJD) today evening. He will join the BJD in the presence of Chief Minister and BJD president Naveen Patnaik at Naveen Niwas.
The Maharashtra-cadre IPS, Patnaik was the 36th Police Commissioner of Mumbai and got retirement from the prestigious service on September 2015.
Patnaik is a recipient of many bravery wards. He has bagged President’s Police Medal for distinguished Service and Indian Police Medal for meritorious services in 1994.