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Ex-Mumbai Police chief Param Bir Singh moves Mumbai court seeking annulment of 'absconder' notice

The former Mumbai police commissioner, declared absconding by a court, appeared before the Mumbai police's crime branch on Thursday to record statement in an extortion case registered against him.

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New Delhi Updated on: November 26, 2021 12:02 IST
Former Mumbai Police commissioner Param Bir Singh
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Former Mumbai Police commissioner Param Bir Singh

Highlights

  • The Supreme Court granted Param Bir Singh protection from arrest a few days ago.
  • Singh is facing a total of five extortion cases in Maharashtra, two of them in Thane.
  • The Thane police have formed a special investigation team (SIT) to probe these two extortion cases.

Former Mumbai Police commissioner Param Bir Singh on Friday filed an application seeking cancellation of a court proclamation order against him at the Esplanade court in Mumbai, which declared him 'absconding'. The court will hear the matter on November 29.

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

The former Mumbai police commissioner, who has been declared 'absconding' by a Mumbai court, had appeared before the Mumbai police's crime branch to record statement in an extortion case registered against him.

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

Singh is facing a total of five extortion cases in Maharashtra, two of them in Thane. The Thane police have formed a special investigation team (SIT) to probe these two extortion cases.

He arrived in Mumbai on Thursday after remaining incommunicado for several months. After his arrival, he was questioned for seven hours by the Mumbai police's crime branch in a separate extortion case.

Param Bir Singh, a 1988-batch IPS officer, had been shunted out 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 industrialist Mukesh Ambani's house, 'Antilia' and the subsequent suspicious death of businessman Mansukh Hiran. 

(with inputs from agencies)

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