Rakesh Maria likely to be appointed Maharashtra ATS chief

Mumbai: Rakesh Maria, Mumbai’s Joint Police Commissioner of Crime is likely to be appointed as Maharashtra’s new Anti-Terror Squad (ATS) chief.

Maria replaces K P Raghuvanshi, as reports confirm that he made the mistake of going public with information critical to tracking down terror suspects in Pakistan.

Sources said Raghuvanshi has been asked to step down from his post following his fault of going public with regard to information on terror suspects.

Maria has been credited for solving the 1993 blast case and has been the face of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks probe.

Raghuvanshi’s second term as the Maharashtra ATS Chief was cut short with this transfer. He also has been facing criticism for the non-performance in the Pune Blast case. (ANI)