Rakesh Maria


RAKESH Maria, the Mumbai Police Commissioner, has reputation as a sharp investigator, has been invite by Canadian government to deliver a lecture on terrorism. Maria is in Canada to address to Canadian police officers.

Speaking to ABI (abinet.org) Maria confirmed that he is in Canada and will be backing Mumbai on December 5.

According to Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS), there are more international terrorist organisations active in Canada than anywhere in the world. The Canadian government has banned more than 50 terrorist organisations. These include Al Qaeda, the Armed Islamic Group (AIG), Euskadi Ta Askatasuna (ETA), Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), the International Sikh Youth Federation (ISUF), the Palestine Liberation Front (PLF), the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine-General Command (PFLPGC), Hamas, Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ), Hezbollah, Kahane Chai, the Taliban, and Mujahedin e-Khalq (MeK).

Maria, one of Mumbai Police’s most loved officers, is an officer of the 1981 batch of the Indian Police Service (IPS). He was also the Chief of Anti Terrorist Squad (ATS), Maharashtra.

Mumbai Police headquarter sources said Canada government directly contacted Maria to visit Canada to talk to Canadian police officers which Maria refused. Canadian government then contacted the central government. After getting approval from Delhi government Maria flied to Canada.

Anti-terror work of Maria

Maria is a well-known smart skilled officer. He briefs journalists at a press conference without referring to a scrap of paper. As the Deputy Commissioner of Police (Traffic) in 1993, Maria cracked the Bombay serial blasts case. He also cracked the 2003 Gateway of India and Zaveri Bazaar twin blasts case.

As the Joint Commissioner of Police (crime) Maria was given the responsibility of investigating the 26/11 Mumbai attacks. He interrogated Ajmal Kasab who was later executed by hanging in 2012.

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