Thane court cancels non-bailable warrant Param Bir Singh
A Thane court cancelled the non-bailable warrant against former Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh after he appeared before them.
Mumbai: A Thane court cancelled the non-bailable warrant against former Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh after he appeared before them. While cancelling it, Court directed him to cooperate with Thane Police in the investigation. He was asked to furnish a personal bond of Rs 15,000.
Singh reached the office of Crime Branch Unit 11 in Kandivali to join the investigation in Goregaon alleged extortion case on Thursday. The probe relates to an extortion case registered at the Goregaon police station on August 20 against Singh, dismissed assistant inspector Sachin Waze, who was jailed in the terror scare case, and four others.
Early this week, the Supreme Court granted Param Bir Singh protection from arrest and directed him to join the investigation. The apex court agreed to hear Param Bir Singh's plea and issued notice to the Maharashtra government and CBI, and posts the matter for hearing on December 6.
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.