RAKESH MARIA

  • Mumbai Police chief gets threat letter challenging him to avert terror attack July 27, 2014

    Mumbai: Mumbai Police is on high alert after Police Commissioner Rakesh Maria received a threat letter. The letter challenged the police to avert a terror attack. The letter received on July 25 said, "Stop us this time if you can, you were lucky in 1993." Sources said that the letter has been...
  • Wadia group prepares a list of 30 witnesses against Preity Zinta July 1, 2014

    Mumbai: After Preity Zinta and her mother recently met Mumbai Police Commissioner Rakesh Maria, the Wadia group has prepared a list of almost 30 witnesses to be handed over to police for investigation into the molestation case filed by the actress against Ness Wadia. Maria said that once the police records...
  • Running test for police recruitment in evening now: Mumbai Commissioner June 19, 2014

    Mumbai: Terming as "unfortunate" the death of four candidates who succumbed after suffering heatstrokes during a police recruitment drive, Mumbai Police Commissioner Rakesh Maria said the Crime Branch would conduct a probe into these incidents. Asked by reporters who should be held responsible for these deaths, Maria said as whenever the...
  • Rhea Pillai alleges Paes trying to displace her from her home May 8, 2014

    Mumbai: Rhea Pillai has filed a criminal complaint against her former partner and tennis ace Leander Paes alleging that he is trying to displace her from her home. Leander's lawyers, however, said, "This is Leander's home. Leander had instructed his staff to prepare the guest room where his parents normally stay,...
  • Rakesh Maria to continue as Mumbai Police Commissioner during LS polls March 24, 2014

    Mumbai: The Election Commission (EC) on Monday told the Maharashtra government that it doesn't have any problem if Rakesh Maria continues to be the Mumbai Police Commissioner during the general elections. This after a January 9, 2014 circular issued by the EC specified that government officials related to the election process,...
  • A Billion Votes: Politics behind the Interim Budget 2014 February 17, 2014

    In an election year, Finance Minister P Chidambaram presented an Interim Budget shorn of rhetoric and stuck to highlighting the Congressled UPA Government's achievements of the last 10 years. Faced with a massive economic slowdown and staring at prospects of a Congress rout in the Lok Sabha elections, the Finance...
  • Denied Mumbai Police chief's post, IPS officer goes on leave February 17, 2014

    Mumbai: There is huge controversy over the appointment of Indian Police Service office Rakesh Maria as Mumbai Police Commissioner. Ahmad Javed, a senior IPS officer, has gone of leave instead of taking charge as Director General, Home Guard. Javed, who had called Maria's appointed unjust and pointed out that he was...
  • I should have been named Mumbai Police Commissioner: Ahmad Javed February 16, 2014

    Mumbai: A day after Rakesh Maria was named the Mumbai Police Commissioner, a new controversy has surrounded his appointment. IPS officer Ahmad Javed, one of the top contenders for the post, has called the decision unjust. The IPS officer has said that the delay in naming Mumbai's top cop cost him...
  • Rakesh Maria appointed as new Police Commissioner of Mumbai February 16, 2014

    Mumbai: The Mumbai Police on Saturday got a new police commissioner. Senior IPS officer Rakesh Maria, who was the head of the Maharashtra Anti Terrorism Squad was appointed as Mumbai Police Commissioner on Saturday. The post became vacant after former police commisisoner Satyapal Singh resigned in January to join the...
  • Rakesh Maria named Mumbai's new Police Commissioner February 15, 2014

    Mumbai: AntiTerrorism Squad chief Rakesh Maria has been named Mumbai's new Police Commissioner. Maria's appoitnment comes a fortnight after Satyapal Singh resigned the top post and joined the BJP. Singh had submitted his resignation to the state home department on January 30. Rakesh Maria along with Ahmed Javed and Vijay Kamble...
  • NCP accuses Congress of delaying decision to appoint new Mumbai Commissioner February 7, 2014

    Mumbai: A week after Mumbai Police Commissioner Satyapal Singh resigned to join the Bharatiya Janata Party, the top post is still lying vacant. The Nationalist Congress Party accused the Maharashtra government led by Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan of delaying to take a decision on the matter. "It is very unfortunate...
  • Car's recovery bared role of Memon family in 1993 case, say police March 22, 2013

    Mumbai: The breakthrough in the 1993 serial blasts investigation was achieved with the recovery of an RDX-laden Maruti van registered in the name of Tiger Memon's sister-in-law, police said on Thursday. Till March 14, two days after the 1993 blasts, the investigation team consisting of 162 men and led by...
  • 13/7 accused Haroon got training in Pakistan February 3, 2012

    Mumbai: Terming the arrested 13/7 accused Haroon Naik as "a very, very important member of Indian Mujahideen", Maharashtra ATS on Friday said he had undergone rigorous terror training in Pakistan and fought alongside al Qaeda in Afghanistan against "enemies" in the name of jihad. The AntiTerrorism Squad was on Wednesday granted...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai January 23, 2012

    Catch the day's top stories on India at 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai. ...
  • 2003 bomb blasts: Bombay HC defers verdict December 12, 2011

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Monday deferred its verdict on confirmation of death sentence to three people, including a woman, convicted in the 2003 Mumbai twin bomb blasts case that claimed 52 lives. The judgement is likely to be pronounced either next week or in the first week of January...
  • ATS probes Mumbai blasts, registers three cases July 14, 2011

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra AntiTerrorism Squad (ATS) on Thursday registered three cases in connection with the serial bombings that left 17 people dead and 131 injured. "ATS has taken over the probe. Close to 12 joint teams of ATS and Crime Branch have been formed and we are being closely assisted by...
  • No conspiracy in 26/11 martyr deaths: report November 30, 2009

    Mumbai: After their killing spree at CST, terrorists Ajmal Kasab and Abu Ismail faced resistance from nine police officials, forcing them to use a pedestrian bridge to move into the bylane adjoining the Times of India building in Mumbai. It was then that the Mumbai Police control room appears to have...
  • Shame for Mumbai's 26/11 police chief November 30, 2009

    Mumbai/ New Delhi: The Mumbai Polices leadership, which is supposed to guide the force all the times, has been criticised by a committee investigating their role during the terrorist attacks on the city on November 26 last year. The Ram Pradhan Committee report doesnt fix blame on any individual police officer...
  • Cop vs slain hero's wife: 26/11 controversy gets dirty November 28, 2009

    A day after the grand show of strength on 26/11, controversy over Mumbai Police's handling of the crisis has reached a boiling point and the division is not dying down. Top cop Rakesh Maria has threatened to quit unless his name is cleared from allegations that he did not...
  • I want answers for my husband's death: Vinita Kamte November 28, 2009

    Vinita Kamte, wife of slain IPS officer Ashok Kamte, speaks to CNNIBN after senior Mumbai police officer threatens to quit over allegations made by her in a book about the 26/11 terrorist attacks. ...
  • Watch: Mumbai top cop welcomes '03 Mumbai blasts verdict August 7, 2009

    Rakesh Maria is hopeful the verdict will be a deterrant to terrorists. ...