December 6, 2022

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Param Bir Singh might be declared a “absconder” in an extortion case: Court

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Former Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh could be designated a "absconder" in connection with an extortion case.

According to a Mumbai court on Wednesday, former Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh could be designated a “absconder” in connection with an extortion case. The Mumbai Police can now identify him as a sought accused and begin the process of declaring him a fugitive as a result of the court ruling.
“If he (Param Bir Singh) does not appear in court within 30 days, Mumbai Police will begin the process of attaching his property,” said Shekhar Jagtap, a special public prosecutor.

At least four extortion complaints have been filed against Param Bir Singh, who is thought to have departed the country.

After the arrest of Sachin Waze, a police officer who was later sacked and arrested in the case of an explosives-filled truck found near entrepreneur Mukesh Ambani’s house and the murder of businessman Mansukh Hiran, Mr Singh was shifted from the role of Mumbai police chief in March.

Despite the fact that Param Bir Singh has not been named as a defendant in the case, witnesses in the case have revealed various incriminating lapses, which have been referenced in the chargesheet against Mr Waze.

Two police officials were remanded in detention for seven days by the Maharashtra Criminal Investigation Department (CID) earlier in the day in connection with an extortion case filed against them and the previous city police commissioner.

The CID detained two cops who were previously assigned to the Mumbai crime section on Monday.

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