Not Thinking of Resigning, Says Maria After Abrupt Transfer

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

Published: 09th September 2015 10:13 AM  |   Last Updated: 09th September 2015 10:17 AM   |  A+A-


Mumbai police commissioner Rakesh Maria | PTI


MUMBAI: 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.

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.

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.

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.

Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp