Mumbai, Nov 1: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Saturday, Oct 31, made it clear that former Mumbai Police Commissioner Rakesh Maria's personal involvement in the probe of Sheena Bora murder case didn't go down well with the government.
Asked about the controversy, Fadnavis, who also holds the Home portfolio and whose government completed one year in the office today, said, "It is the job of the investigating officer to investigate. The CP's (Commissioner's) job is to supervise."
"It would have been fine if he had not gone there (suburban Khar police station where Sheena's mother Indrani Mukerjea and other accused were interrogated) so many times," Fadnavis said.
On September 8, Maria was transferred on promotion as Director General, Home guards, which is considered a low profile posting. He was replaced by Ahmed Javed.
The government had then defended the action by saying that the new commissioner needed some time to settle in ahead of the coming Ganesh festival which poses a mammoth security challenge for Mumbai police.
The authorities had also said that Maria may continue to supervise the Sheena Bora case, but later the case was transferred to CBI.