SC asks Param Bir Singh's lawyer to disclose whereabouts of his client
The Supreme Court on Thursday asked absconding former Mumbai police commissioner Param Bir Singh to disclose his whereabouts. The apex court has asked his lawyer to inform his client's whereabouts.
New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday asked absconding former Mumbai police commissioner Param Bir Singh to disclose his whereabouts. The apex court has asked his lawyer to inform his client's whereabouts.
The court stated that it would hear Singh's plea for protection against arrest only after he tells which part of the country or the world he is in.
Supreme Court asked the lawyer of Param Bir Singh to inform his whereabouts. The court further posted the matter for hearing on Monday, 22nd November.
A magistrate court in Mumbai has declared the former top cop Param Bir Singh a "proclaimed offender" acting on an application filed by the Mumbai Police. Singh has been untraceable since May after he went on leave for health reasons. Communication enquiring about his whereabouts has gone unanswered.
Last month, Maharashtra Home Minister Dilip Walse Patil had said that they were looking into the provisions under All India Services (conduct) Rules to take action against the IPS officer.
On 18 March 2021, the Maharashtra government removed Singh as commissioner in the aftermath of a security incident in which a parked car containing sticks of gelignite was discovered outside of the home of businessman Mukesh Ambani. On March 20, Singh in an eight-page letter to Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray alleged that then Home Minister Anil Deshmukh had asked then Assistant Police Inspector Sachin Waze (now dismissed and prime suspect of the Antilia bomb scare) to collect Rs 100 Crore every month from businesses based in Mumbai. Deshmukh resigned in April, and was arrested in November by the Enforcement Directorate.
On 28 October, a court in Maharashtra’s Thane issued a non-bailable warrant against Singh in connection with a case of extortion. As per the Maharashtra Home Minister Dilip Walse Patil, Singh went on leave from his post of DG Home Guards on May 5 citing ill health.