After showing earlier than Mumbai Police’s Crime Department at the moment in reference to the extortion instances, town’s former Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh stated he’s cooperating with the investigation and that he has full religion within the courtroom.
“I’ve joined the investigation at the moment as per the order of the Supreme Court docket. I’m cooperating within the investigation and I’ve full religion within the courtroom,” Mr Singh stated after his look earlier than the Crime Department.
His lawyer stated that the previous Police Commissioner has given his statements earlier than the Crime Department and can proceed to cooperate within the probe.
Mr Singh faces no less than 4 instances of extortion in Maharashtra and had been lacking since October, sparking rumours that he had fled the nation. Nevertheless, he appeared on the metropolis police’s Crime Department Unit 11 workplace at the moment morning and was questioned until the night.
This comes after the Supreme Court docket granted him safety whereas asking him to affix the investigation in opposition to him.
Mr Singh has not reported to work since Might — when he was transferred out as Mumbai Police Commissioner and subsequently accused then Maharashtra House Minister Anil Deshmukh of corruption; Mr Deshmukh has since been arrested and is now in Enforcement Directorate custody.
Mr Singh was transferred after Mumbai police officer Sachin Waze was arrested in reference to the Mukesh Ambani bomb scare case (an SUV crammed with explosives was discovered close to Mr Ambani’s dwelling) and the next suspicious loss of life of businessman Mansukh Hiran.
Mr Waze was recognized to be near Param Bir Singh and had direct entry to him, regardless of being simply an Assistant Police Inspector. Mr Singh was shifted in March – after Sachin Waze’s arrest by the NIA.