Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik, unsatisfied with the performance of the specialised units of the Delhi Police ( the Special Cell and the Crime Branch) has asked senior officials to analyse the working of the officers. Patnaik has also directed his men to ensure a rejig in the crime branch following the analysis. Two units of Crime Branch were merged and the names of four units were changed on Wednesday according to Indian Express. Patnaik was disappointed after meeting inspector-rank officers following which he found out that the units were not performing as per expectation, according to sources. Pattnaik also came across the fact that the detention rates of these units have seen a dip, therefore the decision of reshuffle was taken.
Sources revealed that Amulya Patnaik met the officer of both the unit and discussed issues which directly affect the common people. “After taking charge, Patnaik met officers of both units where he discussed all issues and asked them to start focusing on arms suppliers, robbery, burglary and snatching which directly affected common people,” sources said. Senior officers of both the units have been asked have been asked to prepare a list of personnel working in Delhi Police units for over five years and a ‘good work’ list. ”As per their performance, they will be transferred and new officers will be brought in,” sources said. A major reshuffle had taken in 2014 followed by the transfer and suspension of many personnels from Crime Branch.