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Rakesh Maria Transfer Unrelated To Sheena Bora Murder Probe: Maharashtra Official

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MUMBAI, INDIA - AUGUST 27: Mumbai Police Commissioner Rakesh Maria comes out of Khar Police station after interrogation in Sheena Bora Murder case on August 27, 2015 in Mumbai, India. Mumbai Police Commissioner Rakesh Maria is personally involved in the investigation being conducted by Khar police in suburban Mumbai. He had earlier questioned accused Indrani Mukherjea, mother of Sheena. Indrani's former husband Sanjeev Khanna from Kolkata whom she married in 1993, and her driver Shyam Rai from Mumbai, were also arrested in connection with the case. (Photo by Anshuman Poyrekar/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

NEW DELHI — Maharashtra Home Secretary KP Bakshi on Tuesday said that there was no connection between Sheena Bora murder probe and Rakesh Maria's removal as Mumbai Police Commissioner.

"There is no political reason behind this, it's a routine transfer," KP Bakshi told ANI.

"There should be no question of any connection between Sheena Bora murder probe and Rakesh Maria's promotion transfer," he added.

Read: Mumbai Police Commissioner Rakesh Maria, Probing The Sheena Bora Murder, Moved Out

Earlier today, in a dramatic turn of events Rakesh Maria, who was heading the Sheena Bora Murder probe has been promoted to DG Home Guard.

Ahmed Jawed has replaced Maria as the Mumbai top-cop.

Read: Here's What We Know About The Who's Who In The Sheena Bora Murder Case

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