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Param Bir Singh Says He Doesn't Wish To Make Submissions Before Chandiwal Commission

Sharmeen Hakim
3 Nov 2021 1:42 PM GMT
Param Bir Singh Says He Doesnt Wish To Make Submissions Before Chandiwal Commission
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Former Mumbai police commissioner Param Bir Singh said he does not intend to make any submissions or wish to cross examine any witness before the high level Chandiwal committee constituted by the Maharashtra Government to probe Singh's extortion allegations against former state home minister Anil Deshmukh. In an affidavit filed through his constituted attorney before Justice...

Former Mumbai police commissioner Param Bir Singh said he does not intend to make any submissions or wish to cross examine any witness before the high level Chandiwal committee constituted by the Maharashtra Government to probe Singh's extortion allegations against former state home minister Anil Deshmukh.

In an affidavit filed through his constituted attorney before Justice (Retd) KU Chandiwal, Singh said he had disclosed everything in his letter to the Chief Minister Uddhav Thackarey written on March 20, 3 days after he was transferred out of the Commissionerate.

Moreover, affidavits of dismissed cop Sachin Waze and Sanjay Patil were already before the commission, he added, asking the court to dispense with his personal presence.

Among a series of allegations Singh claimed that Deshmukh had asked dismissed cop Sachin Waze and two other officers to illegally collect Rs 100 crore from bar owners every month for him.

In March this year, the Maharashtra government formed the one-member commission to probe Singh's allegations against Deshmukh. Despite the commission issuing multiple summons and a bailable warrant against Singh, he has not appeared before it so far.

Thrice the commission had imposed fines on Singh – of Rs 5,000 in June and Rs 25,000 each on two other occasions – for failing to appear before it.

Last week, two non-bailable warrants were also issued against Singh in Mumbai and neighbouring Thane district in connection with different extortion cases registered at local police stations.

Meanwhile, on April 5 the Bombay High Court ordered the CBI to conduct a prelimirany inquiry against Deshmukh after which an FIR was registered.

Deshmukh resigned on the day of the order.

Only yesterday, a special holiday court remanded Deshmukh in ED's custody till November 6. The ED that began investigating a money laundering case based on CBI's FIR, arrested Deshmukh after he appeared before the agency on Monday.

Deshmukh was summoned by ED and arrested following more than 12 hours of questioning.


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