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.
The information was given to interrogators by IM operative Asadullah Akhtar.
Bhatkals arrest has led to police of many states saying they will seek his custody. Here is why:
State Anti Terrorism Squad (ATS) chief Rakesh Maria on Monday met Pune police officers to discuss progress in the investigation of Dr Narendra Dabholkars murder
Foreign students enrolling in state universities will now have to undergo stricter document verification.
The JNPT has asked the Navy to depute experts to examine the unprecedented recoveries
Dredging operations carried out in the Arabian Sea off Mumbai in April and May have scooped out as many as 83 bomb shells,several missiles,hand grenades and bullets.
Nearly seven months after it was announced,the state government has cleared Rs 6.5-lakh award to the 46 cops who probed the 26/11 terror attacks.
Family members of Deputy Commissioner of Police (Anti-Terrorism Squad) Sanjay Banerjee,who shot himself at a restaurant in Thane
Additional DGP (ATS) Rakesh Maria said the Supreme Courts verdict was a validation of the Mumbai polices investigation.
Bombay High Court had directed Subramanyam in April to probe the allegations levelled against seven IPS officers by Chitra Salunkhe,former vice-principal of Siddharth Law College.
According to sources,four were picked up from various parts of Nanded district.