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Extortion case against Mumbai's ex-Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh, others transferred to Maharashtra CID

Last week, the Thane police issued a lookout notice against senior Maharashtra IPS officer Param Bir Singh in connection with an extortion case.

India TV News Desk Edited by: India TV News Desk New Delhi Published on: August 18, 2021 20:19 IST
Extortion case against Mumbai's former police commissioner
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Extortion case against Mumbai's former police commissioner Param Bir Singh transferred to Maharashtra CID.

The Maharashtra government has transferred the extortion case against ex-Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh and 8 others including 6 police officers to the CID. They were booked in an FIR registered at Marine Drive police station in Mumbai.

Last week, the Thane police issued a lookout notice against senior Maharashtra IPS officer Param Bir Singh in connection with an extortion case.

The notice was issued in the extortion case registered at the Thane Nagar Police Station against Singh, a former Mumbai Police Commissioner, and 27 others on July 30 on a complaint of businessman Ketan Tanna. A lookout notice is issued to prevent a person from leaving the country.

Besides Singh, who earlier served as the Thane Police Commissioner, the extortion FIR named several other police officers.

These include the then Deputy Commissioner of Police Dipak Deoraj, Assistant Commissioner of Police Nivrurti Kadam, the then Anti Extortion Cell (AEC) senior Inspector Pradeep Sharma and Inspector Rajkumar Kothmire, the official said.

In his complaint, Tanna has alleged that when Singh was the Thane Police Commissioner between January 2018 and February 2019, the accused extorted Rs 1.25 crore from him by summoning him to the AEC office and threatening to frame him up in serious criminal cases.

During investigation, the probe team felt the necessity to issue a lookout notice against Singh, following which a proposal in this regard was sent to authorities concerned, he said. Accordingly, the notice has been issued against the top cop, he said.

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The notice allows immigration officials at airports to prevent a person wanted by the police or other law enforcement agencies to travel abroad. A second case of extortion has been registered against Singh and DCP Parag Manere at the Kopri Police Station in Thane city.

In this case too, a proposal about issuing lookout notices against Singh and Manere has been sent by the police, the official said.

"We are waiting for a reply from the office of FRRO (Foreigners Regional Registration Officer) about the lookout notice in the Kopri case," he said.

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