- Param Bir Singh has appeared before the panel probing corruption allegations against Anil Deshmukh.
- The commission cancelled the bailable warrant issued against Param Bir Singh.
- The Chandiwal Commission has asked Singh to deposit Rs 15,000 in the CM's relief fund.
Former Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh has appeared before the Chandiwal Commission in Mumbai on Monday. The commission is probing corruption allegations against former Maharashtra home minister Anil Deshmukh.
Following Singh's appearance, the Justice K U Chandiwal Commission cancelled the bailable warrant issued against Param Bir Singh and asked him to deposit Rs 15,000 in the chief minister's relief fund.
The one-member commission was formed in March this year to probe the allegations levelled by Singh against the then-home minister and NCP leader Deshmukh.
The panel had earlier fined Singh on multiple occasions for failing to appear before it and also issued a bailable warrant against him.
Singh, who was transferred from the post of Mumbai police commissioner in March in the aftermath of the Antilia bomb scare episode, had alleged that Deshmukh asked police officers to collect Rs 100 crore a month from bars and restaurants in the city.
Declared absconding by a Mumbai court in an extortion case, Singh surfaced in public last Thursday after six months, and appeared before the Mumbai crime branch to record his statement.
The Supreme Court has granted him temporary protection from arrest.
Singh appeared before Thane police on Friday in connection with an extortion case filed against him and some other police officials on the complaint of a local builder.
The IPS officer is facing at least five extortion cases in Maharashtra.
(with PTI inputs)