The Chief Minister said that this was a sad moment for the state and its police force. He said that Shri Pathak led the police force of the state with great team spirit. He also appreciated the working style of Shri Pathak.
Shri Amitabh Pathak was an IPS officer of the 1977 batch. He served the state in various capacities including Director Anti-Corruption Bureau, Ahmedabad Police Commissioner, IGP (Law and Order) and Range IG, Gandhinagar.