My job is to improve policing, not think about image: Police Commissioner Rakesh Maria

 As Mumbai Police's image takes a big hit with men in khaki facing serious criminal charges, including rape, its chief today said his first and foremost job was to provide quality policing and not to keep his force happy.

Six, including 3 cops, held for sexual exploitation of woman in Mumbai

Six persons, including three policemen and a woman, were arrested on Thursday for allegedly sexually exploiting a woman, police said.

Rakesh Maria says sorry over Ankit's performance at police event

Mumbai Police Commissioner Rakesh Maria today admitted that inclusion of a performance by the playback singer Ankit Tiwari, who is facing a rape case, at an event organised by the city police last week was a mistake.

Mumbai Police orders background checks of taxi drivers

In the wake of a woman being raped in Delhi by an Uber cab driver, Mumbai Police Commissioner Rakesh Maria has ordered background checks on drivers of all radio taxis services.

Model rape case: Preliminary enquiry points to professional lapses by Paraskar

In more trouble for suspended DIG Sunil Paraskar, accused of molestation and rape by a city-based model, a preliminary enquiry (PE) by the Mumbai police found professional lapses on his part while dealing with the victim before she filed police complaint in the case.

17-year-old boy among 5 held for murder of Shiv Sena leader

Five persons, including a minor boy, wanted for the murder of a local Shiv Sena leader in suburban Malad Tuesday night, were arrested on Wednesday, police said.

Mumbai police lends support to budding child photographers

Mumbai Police Commissioner Rakesh Maria has announced his department's support for education and training of five slum children out of a group of 40 budding child photographers, whose photo exhibition is underway at the Mumbai Press Club.

Police verification for passport in Mumbai to become quicker

Mumbai Police, in association with Regional Passport Office, are devising a new simpler process whereby police verification report, a pre-requisite for passport, will be prepared and issued within ten days.

CIC orders probe against Mumbai police chief

Maharashtra`s CIC has directed the state govt to launch a judicial probe against Mumbai police chief Rakesh Maria for "misleading" widow of a police officer martyred in the 26/11 terror attacks.

Maharashtra CIC orders judicial probe against top cop Rakesh Maria

In a major embarrassment for Mumbai police chief Rakesh Maria, Maharashtra`s transparency watchdog has recommended a judicial inquiry against him for "withholding and giving misleading" information to the wife of an IPS officer killed during the 26/11 terror attack.

Mumbai police chief asks ATCs to probe trail of missing youths

Amid reports of four youth from Kalyan joining ISIS jehadists fighting in Iraq and Syria, the city police chief Rakesh Maria has asked the Crime Branch and Anti-Terror Cells to be on alert and probe the trail of youths missing from their areas.

Mumbai Police asked to increase vigil, stay alert during Ramzan: Report

Mumbai Police Commissioner Rakesh Maria has asked the Crime Branch and Anti-Terrorism Cells to increase vigil and stay alert during the Holy month of Ramzan, reports said on Monday.

Bombay HC asks cops to reply on PIL over deaths in police recruitment

Bombay High Court on Monday directed Maharashtra DGP Sanjeev Dayal and Mumbai Police Commissioner Rakesh Maria to file replies to a PIL seeking a stay on the police recruitment drive following the death of four candidates while taking the physical test recently.

Running tests for police recruitment now only in the evening

Terming as "unfortunate" the death of four candidates who succumbed after suffering heatstrokes during a police recruitment drive here, the Mumbai Police Commissioner said the Crime Branch would conduct a probe into the incidents.

Conducting peaceful polls is priority, says Mumbai`s top cop

Mumbai Police Commissioner Rakesh Maria said here on Friday that his priority is to help conduct free, fair and peaceful polls in the city and his entire department is gearing up to do its best.

Aamir Khan lodges complaint with Mumbai police

Bollywood star Aamir Khan has registered a complaint with the Mumbai police in the wake of a defamatory campaign against him on social networking website Facebook.

Maha govt violated rules to appoint new police chiefs: PIL

A PIL in the Bombay High Court on Thursday alleged that Maharashtra government had violated rules in appointing Rakesh Maria and Vijay Kamble as the police commissioners of Mumbai and Thane, respectively.

Raj Thackeray calls on new Mumbai CP Rakesh Maria

Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray, who recently led state-wide protests against toll collection, Wednesday met newly-appointed Mumbai Police Commissioner Rakesh Maria at his office.

Vijay Kamble finally takes charge as Thane Police Commissioner

IPS officer Vijay Kamble on Tuesday took charge as Thane Police Commissioner, ending his protest after being ignored for the post of Mumbai police chief.

26/11 call record issue may suffer under Maria: Martyr`s wife

The widow of IPS officer Ashok Kamte, killed in 26/11 terror attack, on Monday apprehended the matter surrounding the "discrepancies" in crucial call records of the 59-hours siege in 2008 provided to her would be put on the backburner under the watch of new Mumbai police chief.