Former Mumbai Commissioner In Supreme Court Protection
Mumbai – Former Mumbai Police commissioner Param Bir Singh has been forced to take back his corruption complaint against NCP leader and former Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh. The former commissioner’s lawyer has confirmed this in a formal statement in the media.
Mr. Singh had also written to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and was being pressurized to take back this complaint, while he was appealing to the Supreme Court. Apparently, the new DGP Sanjay Pandey had said that if he took back his complaint, things would be fine for them.
His advocate Puneet Bali further added, “He was told if he did not do it, then he will face cases. So, listening to our detailed arguments, Supreme Court has given notice to CBI and Maharashtra and provided interim protection to him from arrest,” he said.
The apex court has supported Mr. Singh’s case and asked him to join the investigation itself. It has also issued notices to the Maharashtra government and CBI on behalf of Mr. Singh.
Suspected fictitious cases were made against Mr. Singh to counterattack his claims of corruption and misconduct against the then Home Minister and senior NCP leader Anil Deshmukh. Against Mr. Singh were almost six cases of corruption and extortion filed after he wrote a letter to Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray.
Meanwhile, the latest reports claim he is missing from the scene since October and might have left the country. But his lawyer has clarified that he is very much in the country and has been given protection under the Supreme Court ruling to help him participate in the investigation of the charges he has filed.
From the tune of what the lawyer has said, it seems best that Mr. Singh stays out of Maharashtra. Fictious FIRs have been made by bookies who have indulged in illegal activities,” he claimed. Mr Singh last attended office in May and went on leave after that. The Mumbai Police told the court it had no idea where he was; the lawyer said it was best he didn’t come back for the repercussions it could mean for the Mumbai Police itself.