Former absconding Mumbai police chief Param Bir Singh surfaces to join the probe

Former absconding Mumbai police chief Param Bir Singh surfaces to join the probe
ANI

The ex-Mumbai Police chief Param Bir Singh who was absconding over extortion cases has finally appeared.

He had been missing since October and there were rumours that he had fled the country.

Param Bir Singh appeared at Mumbai police’s Crime Branch Unit 11 office this morning.

“I will join the investigation as directed by the court,” Mr Singh said at Mumbai airport.

The Supreme Court has granted him protection from arrest. And, he was asked to join investigations into extortion charges against him.

He also said, “It should not appear to the court I am afraid. I have full faith in the system. I am ready to appear before a CBI court (but) I am being hounded. I am suffering…” Mr Singh had pleaded earlier.

The apex court had responded, “If the former police commissioner of Mumbai says he faces a threat from Mumbai Police, then what kind of message does it send?”

Last week the court had refused to grant the former officer any such protection. It even asked, “Are you in this country or outside? In some state? Where are you? No protection until we know where you are,” the court had said.

The former officer Singh was transferred after Mumbai police officer Sachin Waze was arrested in the Mukesh Ambani bomb scare case.

Mr Waze was also known to be close to Param Bir Singh and even had direct access to him.

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