ATS chief Rakesh Maria takes charge as Mumbai Police Commissioner
Senior IPS officer Rakesh Maria, who was heading the Maharashtra ATS, on sunday took charge as Mumbai Police Commissioner and stressed on adopting zero tolerance towards street crimes
Mumbai: Senior IPS officer Rakesh Maria, who was heading the Maharashtra ATS, on sunday took charge as Mumbai Police Commissioner and stressed on adopting zero tolerance towards street crimes while describing urban terrorism and organised crime as challenges before the force.
Rakesh Maria, who belongs to the 1981 batch of the Indian Police Service, cracked the twin blasts of Gateway of India and Zaveri Bazar in 2003. Rakesh Maria also played a key role in arresting most of the accused of 1993 serial blasts. He is also considered one of the officers who helped crack down on the Mumbai underworld.
Maharashtra Additional DG (highways) Vijay Kamble has now been appointed as Thane police commissioner, state Intelligence Commissioner K L Prasad is the Navi Mumbai police chief, Additional DG (law and order) Ahmed Javed has been promoted as director general of Home Guards, and Thane Police Commissioner K P Raghuvanshi has been promoted as DG Maharashtra state security council.
Mumbai Police Joint Commissioner (crime) Himanshu Roy, who has been replaced by Joint Commissioner (law and order) Sadanand Date, has been appointed as Maharashtra ATS chief. Dhananjay Kamlakar will now be the joint CP (law and order), Mumbai.
Additional Commissioner of Police (west) Vishwas Nagre-Patil has been transferred to state Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB). Hemant Nagrale, who was in-charge of the Mumbai police after Satyapal Singh’s resignation, has been promoted as additional DG (planning and co-ordination).
Meanwhile, the government has transferred and promoted 86 top ranking police officials.
Satyapal Singh had submitted his resignation to the state home department on January 30.
“A boy from Bandra has become IPS officer and now Mumbai Police Commissioner. Many IPS bigwigs took the charge of Commissioner’s Post. Every IPS officer dreams of becoming the Mumbai Police Commissioner. It’s like a dream coming true, Urban terrorism, organised crime, security of women, elders and children are the major challenges before us”.
“I as a Commissioner of Police would be discussing at length the various strategies to counter these problems that I have just mentioned. We are going to go into the basics of policing to control crime and criminals in the metropolis”.
“Our aim would be to give the city a service oriented, public friendly police force which feels the problems of the people and works towards solving the issues. We are going to give you a transparent and public friendly force”.