A fresh extortion case was registered by Mumbai police against former city chief and senior IPS officer Param Bir Singh on Friday. Suspended Mumbai Police officer Sachin Vaze has also been booked by the police in the case. Based on the complaint filed by a builder, the case was registered against the two at the Goregaon police station in Mumbai last night.
The complainant alleged that he had spoken to Waze at length about some BMC contracts which the latter was trying to extort from. The complainant claimed it was the same contract that Vaze later tried to claim that Maharastra minister Anil Parab had asked him to extort from. The complainant alleged that it was solely Vaze’s plan and that he lied in the letter to court naming Parab.
Vaze, suspended Assistant Police Inspector, was arrested by the NIA in March in the case of an explosives-laden car found near industrialist Mukesh Ambani’s house and the murder of businessman Mansukh Hiran. He was in May dismissed from police service.
The Mumbai Police had in July this year registered an FIR against Singh, five other police personnel and two more persons for allegedly demanding Rs 15 crore from a builder to withdraw cases against him.
In March, Singh was shunted out as Mumbai police commissioner and transferred as the DG-Home Guard after the arrest of Vaze.
Singh was also booked under the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act in April this year on a complaint lodged by Akola police inspector BR Ghadge.