Not thinking of resigning: Ex-Mumbai top cop Rakesh Maria after abrupt transfer

Rakesh Maria was replaced by Ahmed Javed, a DG-rank official, who took over as Mumbai Police Commissioner in the upgraded post.

By: PTI | Mumbai | Updated: September 9, 2015 5:50 pm
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A day after he was shunted out of the post of Mumbai Police Commissioner, senior IPS officer Rakesh Maria today said he was not contemplating quitting.

“I am not thinking of resigning. Reports saying so are not true,” Maria told PTI this morning.

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There was speculation after Maria’s sudden promotion that he might resign from the post as he was apparently unhappy with the action.

Maria, who was heading the high-profile Sheena Bora murder case and had interrogated the accused, was shunted out of the post and promoted as Director General of Police Home Guards.

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He was replaced by Ahmed Javed, a DG-rank official, who took over as Mumbai Police Commissioner in the upgraded post.

Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis had cleared both the appointments before he left for Japan on Monday night.

However, after the sudden action that created quite a flutter, the Maharashtra government climbed down in the evening and said he would continue to “supervise” the probe.

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The decision came under attack from opposition Congress and NCP.

Mumbai Congress had yesterday said the transfer was prompted by “undue pressure” from bosses in New Delhi and corporate houses.

As various theories floated over the reasons for Maria’s transfer, State Home Department had said the changes were made taking into account the law and order factor ahead of the Ganapati festival, dismissing suggestions that that it has some links with the ongoing investigation in the Sheena murder case.

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    H K
    Sep 9, 2015 at 1:39 pm
    Elementary--the deal is done --brokered by LM, guess the amount--100 cr, Peter will pay. 25 cr, to cm, rest to BJP and others, none to NCP-congress, Peter and Indrani exit toUk or Bolivia will be safe,
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      rajkal
      Sep 9, 2015 at 12:58 pm
      Daal mein kuch kala hai
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        ashok
        Sep 9, 2015 at 12:39 pm
        Rakesh Maria is a fine officer. He has been promoted to the highest post, DG, in the service. Retaining him to suprevise the Sheena Bora case should end the hurtful speculation of the recent past.
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          HILARY
          Sep 9, 2015 at 11:25 am
          Maria should have been moved as soon as news about his meeting with Lalit Modi in London came out. He failed to report the meeting to the government immediately on return. Investigations into serious crimes like homicide are supervised by detective chief inspectors. The Indian equivalent would be an istant commissioner of police in charge of detectives. Briefing the press on the progress of investigation, if at all necessary, is to be handled by the Chief of detectives or by the public relations officer. Never by the head of the city police. Maria's posing before the cameras reminds me of the Yudhishtira in the serial Mahabharata. It may be okay for a serial but looks obnoxious on a Chief of police.
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            HILARY
            Sep 9, 2015 at 11:27 am
            Maria should have been moved as soon as news about his meeting with Lalit Modi in London came out. He failed to report the meeting to the government immediately on return. Investigations into serious crimes like homicide are supervised by detective chief inspectors. The Indian equivalent would be an istant commissioner of police in charge of detectives. Briefing the press on the progress of investigation, if at all necessary, is to be handled by the Chief of detectives or by the public relations officer. Never by the head of the city police. Maria's posing before the cameras reminds me of the Yudhishtira in the serial Mahabharata. It may be okay for a serial but looks obnoxious on a Chief of police.
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