Former Mumbai Police Chief Param Bir Singh asks Mumbai court to quash ‘leak’ notice

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Param Bir Singh, former Mumbai Police Commissioner

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  • The Supreme Court granted Param Bir Singh protection from arrest a few days ago.
  • Singh faces a total of five extortion cases in Maharashtra, including two in Thane.
  • Thane Police have formed a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to investigate these two extortion cases.

Former Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh on Friday filed an application to quash a court proclamation order against him at the Esplanade Court in Mumbai, which declared him “in leak”. The court will hear the case on November 29.

Param Bir Singh had arrived at the Crime Branch Unit 11 office in Kandivali to assist in the investigation of the Goregaon extortion case.

The former Mumbai Police Commissioner, who was declared ‘at large’ by a Mumbai court, had appeared before the Criminal Section of the Mumbai Police to take a statement in an extortion case registered against him.

The Supreme Court granted him protection from arrest a few days ago.

Singh faces a total of five extortion cases in Maharashtra, including two in Thane. Thane Police have formed a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to investigate these two extortion cases.

He arrived in Mumbai on Thursday after being incommunicado for several months. After arriving, he was interrogated for seven hours by the criminal section of the Mumbai Police in a separate extortion case.

Param Bir Singh, an IPS officer from 1988, was fired as Mumbai’s top cop earlier this year after police officer Sachin Waze was arrested in the case of an SUV with explosives found near the home of industrialist Mukesh Ambani, ‘Antilia’ and the following suspicious death of businessman Mansukh Hiran.

(inagency puts)

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