Mumbai, 9 October
Mumbai Police on Saturday pasted a notice outside the residence of IPS officer Param Bir Singh asking him to appear in an extortion case on October 12, an official said here.
Recently, Maharashtra Home Minister Dilip Walse-Patil had said that there were reports that the former Mumbai Police Commissioner, who is now facing at least five criminal cases in the state, had left the country, but no There was no confirmed information.
The crime branch of Mumbai Police is probing the extortion case registered against Singh in suburban Goregaon and wants to interrogate him, the official said.
A police team went to Singh’s flat at Neelima Bhawan in Malabar Hill area and pasted the notice outside as he was not there, the official said.
A case has been registered at Goregaon police station on the complaint of builder-cum-hotel businessman Bimal Agarwal. Besides Singh, sacked police officers Sachin Waje, Sumit Singh alias Chintu, Alpesh Patel, Vinay Singh alias Bablu and Riyaz Bhati have been named as accused in the FIR.
Following the arrest of Sachin Vaze in connection with an SUV containing explosives near industrialist Mukesh Ambani’s south Mumbai residence, Param Bir Singh was removed as the Mumbai Police chief and transferred to the Home Guard.
Singh later accused the then state home minister Anil Deshmukh of asking Waze to collect Rs 100 crore every month from hotels and bars in Mumbai, a charge that Deshmukh denied.
Subsequently, when Deshmukh resigned, the police registered four cases of alleged extortion against Singh in Mumbai and Thane. Along with this, a case is also going on against him under the SC-ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act.
Police sources said the IPS officer has not been found at his residence in Mumbai or other known addresses, including one in Chandigarh, in the past few weeks. PTI