Nagpur News: K.K. Pathak, the incoming Commissioner of Police of Nagpur has arrived the city on Wednesday. He would assume the charge on November 30 from his outgoing counterpart Dr. Ankush Dhanvijay who is eventually retiring from his post the same day.
Right after taking up the charge Pathak has tough task ahead in view of upcoming Vidhan Sabha winter session in the city. Though the task is apparently uphill for Pathak, given the series of rallies and demonstrations in the offing during winter session, it would be the acid test for him and for the citizens to gauge his efficiency. Pathak’s joining has come at the time when the city is reeling under severe crime situation with rising cases of murder, theft and chain snatching.
Pathak is a 1983 IPS officer who would serve in Vidarbha for the second time in his tenure of 27 years. Hailing from Jaunpur in Uttar Pradesh, Pathak post graduated in Botany from Banaras Hindu University.
He got selected in Indian Forest Services in 1982 and subsquently cleared for Indian Police Services in 1983. His first posting as probationary assistant superintendent of police was in Akola, from where he was sent to Solapur as additional SP. He was then transferred to Beed on promotion as SP. He also served as ACB superintendent in Mumbai, DIG (administration) in Kolhapur and IG in Konkan division.