Making it as the biggest news today Ahmad Javed (IPS:1980:MH) has been appointed as new Police Commissioner of Mumbai. Reportedly, Rakesh Maria (IPS:1981:MH) handed over the charge to Javed who had lost the race to Maria in 2013 for the prestigious post. The post of Police Commissioner has been upgraded to Director General rank.
Rakesh Maria has been promoted as Director General (Home Guards) Maharashtra. The development is also being perceived as big a set-back to the ongoing Sheena Bora murder case as Maria has been personally monitoring the investigation into high profile Sheena Bora murder case.
On the other hand the Maharashtra Govt has justified the abrupt change by saying that the new city police chief would have enough time to settle down ahead of security preparations for the series of festivals till Diwali which kicks off in a week with Ganesh Chaturthi.