A Mumbai Court declared former Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh as ‘absconding’. A notice was pasted outside his flat in Juhu on Tuesday.
According to the order, a complaint has been made before the court under various sections of the Indian Penal Code which accused Singh of extortion and criminal conspiracy and the court is satisfied that the accused has absconded or concealing himself to avoid his arrest.
The top court had granted him interim protection from arrest and directed him to join the investigation after he assured that “he is in very much in the country” and he is not absconding.
Param Bir Singh, the second most senior Indian Police Service (IPS) serving officer in Maharashtra said that he is willing to submit to a probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) or any other agency other than the Maharashtra police.
The Supreme Court bench, headed by Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul, sought responses from CBI and the Maharashtra government on Param Bir Singh’s plea to transfer the probe into the six first information reports (FIRs) from Mumbai Police to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). The Apex Court then posted the matter for hearing on December 6.
Param Bir Singh is accused of corruption and extortion. Six cases of corruption and extortion has been filed against Singh after he wrote a letter to Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray levelling corruption and misconduct against the then Home Minister and Senior Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Anil Deshmukh.