Maha govt gives clean chit to Rakesh Maria on his meeting with Lalit Modi

 Maharashtra government has given a clean chit to Mumbai Police Commissioner Rakesh Maria after finding "satisfactory" his explanation regarding his meeting with Lalit Modi in London last year.

Lalitgate: Shiv Sena asks why is Modi govt not backing Rakesh Maria if it can support Swaraj, Raje
Lalitgate: Shiv Sena asks why is Modi govt not backing Rakesh Maria if it can support Swaraj, Raje

Shiv Sena has yet again hit out at its alliance partner Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) saying, if the Centre can put its weight behind External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje, then why it is not backing Mumbai Police Commissioner Rakesh Maria on the Lalit Modi case.

Report on Rakesh Maria-Lalit Modi meet submitted, Congress slams top cop
Report on Rakesh Maria-Lalit Modi meet submitted, Congress slams top cop

Maharashtra Additional Chief Secretary KP Bakshi on Tuesday submitted his report on Mumbai Police Chief Rakesh Maria's meeting with tainted ex-IPL boss Lalit Modi to Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, based on which the government is soon expected to take a decision.

Lalitgate row: Devendra Fadnavis to take a call on Rakesh Maria report soon

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis is expected to form a "final opinion" by Tuesday evening on the "information" furnished by Mumbai Police Commissioner Rakesh Maria over his meeting with ex-IPL boss Lalit Modi in London last year when the Congress-NCP Government was in power.

'Why different yardstick for ministers in Lalit Modi case?'

Mumbai Congress president Sanjay Nirupam on Monday questioned why the BJP government at the Centre was adopting "different yardsticks" for ministers and officials in Lalit Modi controversy.

Mumbai Police Commissioner Rakesh Maria submits report on meeting with Lalit Modi
Mumbai Police Commissioner Rakesh Maria submits report on meeting with Lalit Modi

Mumbai Police Commissioner Rakesh Maria on Monday responded to the clarification sought by Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis over his meeting former with former Indian Premier League (IPL) chairman Lalit Modi in London last year.

Mumbai hooch toll rises to 90; four Excise officials suspended
Mumbai hooch toll rises to 90; four Excise officials suspended

 Four Excise department were suspended on Saturday as the death toll in the Malad hooch tragedy rose to 90

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.