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Mumbai's Ex-Top Cop Param Bir Singh, Declared "Absconding", Surfaces

Param Bir Singh, ex-Mumbai prime cop, final reported for work in Could (File)


Former Mumbai Police chief Param Bir Singh – who faces a minimum of 4 circumstances of extortion in Maharashtra and had been lacking since October, resulting in rumours he had fled the nation – appeared on the metropolis police’s Crime Department Unit 11 workplace on Thursday morning.

“I’ll be part of the investigation as directed by the court docket,” Mr Singh instructed reporters at Mumbai airport earlier as we speak, after flying in from Chandigarh, the place he had surfaced yesterday.

On Monday, the Supreme Courtroom granted the previous Mumbai prime cop safety from arrest in a transfer that raised eyebrows. He was requested to hitch investigations into extortion fees towards him.

Param Bir Singh “doesn’t wish to abscond and doesn’t wish to run wherever” however faces a menace to his life, his lawyer instructed the court docket, assuring it that Mr Singh was, in reality, in India.

“It shouldn’t seem to the court docket I’m afraid. I’ve full religion within the system. I’m prepared to look earlier than a CBI court docket (however) I’m being hounded. I’m struggling…” Mr Singh had pleaded.

To {that a} perplexed court docket responded: “If the previous police commissioner of Mumbai says he faces a menace from Mumbai Police, then what sort of message does it ship?”

“The officer shall be part of investigation. However won’t be arrested,” the court docket ultimately dominated.

Final week the identical court docket refused to grant Mr Singh any such safety, asking him sternly to first reveal himself. “The place are you? Are you on this nation or outdoors? In some state? The place are you? No safety till we all know the place you might be,” the court docket had mentioned.

Param Bir Singh has not reported to work since Could – when he was transferred out as Mumbai Police Commissioner and subsequently accused then Maharashtra House Minister Anil Deshmukh of corruption; Mr Deshmukh has since been arrested and is now in Enforcement Directorate custody.

Mumbai Police had instructed the court docket it had no thought the place he was.

On November 17, a Mumbai court docket mentioned Mr Singh might be declared an “absconder”, which implies he might be handled as a fugitive from the regulation.

Earlier this week a discover to that impact was pasted outdoors his dwelling within the metropolis’s Juhu space.

Param Bir Singh was transferred after Mumbai police officer Sachin Waze was arrested in reference to the Mukesh Ambani bomb scare case (an SUV crammed with explosives was discovered close to Mr Ambani’s dwelling) and the following suspicious dying of businessman Mansukh Hiran.

Mr Waze was recognized to be near Param Bir Singh and had direct entry to him, regardless of being simply an Assistant Police Inspector. Mr Singh was shifted in March – after Sachin Waze’s arrest by the NIA.

After his switch (to the House Guard), Mr Singh made sensational accusations towards Mr Deshmukh, accusing him of asking cops to gather bribes from lodge and bar house owners.

Mr Deshmukh has denied all these allegations.

With enter from PTI



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