Mumbai’s Ex-Top Cop After Questioning

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Param Bir Singh faces no less than 4 instances of extortion and had been lacking since October

Mumbai:

After showing earlier than Mumbai Police’s Crime Department right this moment in reference to the extortion instances, the town’s former Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh mentioned he’s cooperating with the investigation and that he has full religion within the court docket.

“I’ve joined the investigation right this moment as per the order of the Supreme Court docket. I’m cooperating within the investigation and I’ve full religion within the court docket,” Mr Singh mentioned after his look earlier than the Crime Department.

His lawyer mentioned that the previous Police Commissioner has given his statements earlier than the Crime Department and can proceed to cooperate within the probe.

Mr Singh faces no less than 4 instances of extortion in Maharashtra and had been lacking since October, sparking rumours that he had fled the nation. Nonetheless, he appeared on the metropolis police’s Crime Department Unit 11 workplace right this moment morning and was questioned until the night.

This comes after the Supreme Court docket granted him safety whereas asking him to affix the investigation towards him.

On November 17, a Mumbai court docket mentioned Mr Singh might be declared an “absconder”, which suggests he might be handled as a fugitive from the legislation.¬†Earlier this week a discover to that impact was pasted outdoors his residence within the metropolis’s Juhu space.

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

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

Mr Waze was identified 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.

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