The Maharashtra government is in the process to initiate legal action against former Mumbai Police commissioner Param Bir Singh. The government has also initiated a process for the suspension of the officer citing indiscipline and other irregularities.
“We’re in the process to take legal action against former Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh for his indiscipline & other irregularities. The process for his suspension is also underway,” Maharashtra Home Minister Dilip Walse was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.
Earlier today, a magistrate court in Mumbai cancelled the non-bailable warrant (NBW) against Param Bir Singh. The warrant was issued against Param Bir Singh in connection with an alleged extortion case registered at the Marine Drive police station. The NBW was issued earlier this month after Singh failed to report to work and join the ongoing probe against him.
Declared absconding by the court, Param Bir Singh surfaced in Mumbai last week on Thursday after remaining non-traceable for almost six months. The former top cop disclosed his location after the Supreme Court gave him protection from arrest. He clarified that the reason behind remaining incognito was because his life was under threat.
Param Bir Singh has at least five cases of extortion against him. He is being probed by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) and also being questioned by the Chandiwal Commission that has been constituted by the Maharashtra government to probe the extortion allegations.