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Rakesh Maria to continue to head Sheena Bora case: Govt

Maharashtra government, on Tuesday evening, said former Mumbai Police commissioner, Rakesh Maria will continue to head the Sheena Bora murder probe till investigation is completed.

September 08, 2015 / 09:55 PM IST
Maharashtra government, on Tuesday evening, said former Mumbai Police commissioner, Rakesh Maria will continue to head the Sheena Bora murder probe till investigation is completed.

The government said Maria will be the in charge till the chargesheet stage. Maharashtra Home Secretary, KP Bakshi said, "Government has decided that Rakesh Maria will continue to head the investigation in Sheena Bora case. This was a normal transfer. It was wrongly interpreted in the media."

Sources told CNN-IBN that Maharashtra Chief Minister, Devendra Fadnavis signed the transfer order on Monday night after meeting Maria. But, Maria got to know about the transfer only on Tuesday morning.

In an unusual action Maria, who personally interrogated the accused in the sensational Sheena Bora murder case, was shunted out of the post and transferred on promotion as Director General of Police Home Guards.

Eyebrows were raised as 58-year-old Maria swapped places with Ahmed Javed, who was appointed the new Mumbai Police Commissioner. Ahmed is a DG-rank officer and the Commissioner's post has been upgraded.

Refuting allegations about his proximity to former Star India CEO and Indrani Mukerjea's huband Peter Mukerjea, sources added that Maria had not met Indrani and Peter until the Sheena Bora case came to light.

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