Rakesh Maria is the Director General of Home Guards and he is also the former Commissioner of Police, Mumbai, India. Born on the 19th of January of the year 1957, his father is Vijay Madia who is well known in Bollywood as he is the founder of Kala Niketan. Rakesh was brought into media’s attention with Sheena Bora Murder Case and he is responsible for arresting Peter Mukerjea and Indrani Mukerjea.


Rakesh Maria started his career as an assistant superintendent of the police in Aloka and was later of transferred to Buldhana. After serving there for some years Rakesh came to Mumbai in the year 1986. He was later promoted to the post of Deputy Commissioner Police in the year 1993. However, after almost serving for 10 years he was promoted to Commissioner of Mumbai Police.

Throughout his career, Rakesh has cracked down a number of cases including the Bombay serial blast case. He has also cracked the 2003 Gateway of India and Zaveri Bazaar twin blast case where the convicts ended up getting death sentences. Maria is also responsible for investigating the 26/11 Mumbai Attacks and was also the one to interrogate the infamous terrorist Ajmal Kasab. Ajmal was later hanged in the year 2012.

Caption: Rakesh Maria posing for a photo in his uniform.

Source: indiatimes.com


Rakesh Maria has served the Indian police for more than three decades and through his time serving the nation, he has also attained a number of awards. Some of his awards are President’s Police Medal for Distinguished Services, Police Medal for Meritious Service and 50th Anniversary Independence Medal.

Rakesh’s link with Sheena Bora Case.

Rakesh Maria is one of the initial probe team which investigated the case and is also the one to arrest Indrani Mukerjea back in the year 2015. He was brought in the spotlight as CBI arrested Peter Mukherjea. Rajesh was accused of not interrogating properly and not bringing out the property angle in the case. He was later removed from the post of Mumbai police Commissioner and replaced by Ahmed Javed.