Bombay, November 13: The process of suspending former Mumbai police commissioner Param Bir Singh and another policeman accused in extortion cases has been started by the government of Maharashtra, an official said on Saturday.
Following a proposal sent by the director general of police (DGP) to the state’s interior department a few days ago, the government initiated the process, he said.
Although the proposal was sent by DGP Sanjay Pandey in September, the Home Office had requested specific information on the role of each accused officer.
The DGP’s office sent out a new proposal this week, the interior ministry official said.
A magistrate’s court on Wednesday issued an arrest warrant without bond (NBW) against Singh in connection with the extortion case registered at Marine Drive police station by property developer Shyamsunder Agrawal. It was the third NBW issued against Singh.
After Deputy Police Inspector Sachin Waze (now fired) was arrested for placing explosives in a vehicle near Mukesh Ambani’s residence, and after the death of businessman Mansukh Hiran, the officer IPS was dismissed from the post of police commissioner in Mumbai in March of this year.
Singh then accused then Home Secretary Anil Deshmukh of asking police to collect Rs 100 crore a month from bars and restaurants in Mumbai. This forced Deshmukh to resign from his post as Home Secretary and now faces a CBI investigation. PTI
Article first published: Saturday, November 13, 2021, 5:21 PM [IST]