Police officers said the focus was not only on matka dens themselves but on the other crimes that they gave rise to.
An artist collective joins hands with the police to paint murals on their property to spread social awareness
The residents, who had sought an appointment with the city police chief through the letter, also met Maria on Tuesday in connection to the same issue.
Rakesh Maria takes ‘full responsibility’, says recruitment drive was urgent because of manpower shortage.
A rigorous four-week training for women beat marshals began earlier this month at the Naigaon police headquarters.
The Mumbai city goes to polls on April 24.
Pracha, who is defending German Bakery bombing convict Himayat Baig, has alleged that Maria should be arrested for implicating an “innocent” man in the blast probe.
Since Sahu was aware of the crime, the police may make him an approver and ask the state government for a special counsel to prosecute him.
The drive is being conducted by all the 92 police stations on the directions of newly appointed police chief Rakesh Maria.
Mumbai’s new police commissioner must resist the creeping political pressure on transfers and appointments.
The three initiatives will be rolled out in a couple of days, with manpower and infrastructure being set aside at police stations for them, Maria said.
Thackeray had carried out a anti-toll collection agitation where scores of MNS workers held protests across state demanding its abolition.
Home Minister R R Patil strongly defended the decision stating Maria’s appointment was based on merit and devoid of any political considerations.
Maria cracked 1993 Mumbai serial bombings case and probed the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks.
With a reputation of being a specialist in cracking terror cases, Maria was first to laid bare tentacles of Indian Mujahideen after 2008 blasts.