- Ex-top cop of Mumbai Param Bir Singh appears before Chandiwal commission on Monday
Mumbai: The bailable warrant against former police commissioner of Mumbai Param Bir Singh, accused of extortion, was cancelled after he appeared before the Justice KU Chandiwal Commission on Monday.
The commission has, however, directed him to deposit Rs Rs 15,000 in the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund for failing to appear before it earlier.
The Chandiwal commission, formed in March this year, is probing allegations of corruption levelled by Param Bir Singh against former Maharashtra Home minister Anil Deshmukh.
The commission had levied fine on the former top cop multiple times for failing to appear before him and issued a bailable warrant against him.
After accusing Deshmukh of corruption, Singh had gone missing. Recently, he informed the Supreme Court through his lawyer that faced threat to life in Mumbai. He had also sought protection from arrest.
However, the Supreme Court had refused to entertain his request until he appeared in person, following which he arrived in Mumbai.
His request was later granted and he was asked to join investigation.
Param Bir Singh has now, in an affidavit filed through his lawyers before the commission, said that neither does he have any evidence to produce nor does he want to cross-examine any witness in the case.
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