The Mumbai police Chief Rakesh Maria was replaced with Ahmed Javed by Maharashtra Govt on Tuesday.
The Maharashtra Govt has replaced the Mumbai chief Rakesh Maria who was probing the murder case of Sheen Bora with Ahmed Javed a director general level officer.
Rakesh Maria was much in the headlines in recent days due to Mumbai Police’s ongoing investigations in the Sheena Bora murder case.
Additional Chief Secretary KP Bakshi confirmed the appointment and said that Maria was scheduled to be transferred on September 30 but it would be inappropriate to transfer the officer amid festive season of Ganesh Chathurthi which is celebrated very importantly in Maharashtra and hence his transfer and promotion were done in advance.
The transfer has nothing to do with Sheena Bora’s murder case, he said. Maria was a 1981-batch IPS officer and was made Commissioner of Mumbai Police on 15 February, 2014 and was scheduled to retire in December 2016.
Ahmed Javed will be taking over the new Mumbai Commissioner with immediate effect on Tuesday. After taking charge Ahmed Javed addressing the media said that his priority would be to maintain law and order, security of women and children and delivery of service to common man.
When asked about his personal investigation in Sheena Bora case, he replied that the accused are currently under judicial custody and the investigation will be done with proper team work.
When asked about the challenges he face as a commissioner, Javed replied that the festive season should be passed very peacefully without any incidents.
According t the sources the home department held the changes were made taking into account the law and order factor ahead of the Ganapati festival, dismissing suggestions that it has some links with the ongoing investigation in the high-profile murder case.