December5 , 2021

Mumbai’s Former Top Cop Param Bir Singh, Missing Since October, Surfaces

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Mumbai:

Ex-Mumbai high cop Param Bir Singh – who faces 4 instances of extortion in Maharashtra and had been lacking since October, resulting in rumours he had fled the nation – appeared on the Crime Branch workplace on Thursday morning.

“I will join the investigation as directed by the court,” Mr Singh instructed reporters as he arrived at Mumbai airport earlier in the present day, after flying in from Chandigarh.

On Monday, the previous Mumbai Police Commissioner’s lawyer instructed the Supreme Court his consumer is “not absconding and is in India. Mr Singh was then granted protection from arrest and asked by the court to join investigations into extortion charges against him.

Mr Singh’s lawyer had argued the ex-top cop can “get out of the outlet” if he is “allowed to breathe”, and that his client faced ‘a threat from Mumbai Police” from the second he lands in Maharashtra.

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

Mumbai Police had instructed the court docket it had no concept the place he was.

On November 17, a Mumbai court docket stated Mr Singh may very well be declared an “absconder”, which suggests he may very well be handled as a fugitive from the regulation.

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