Supreme Court has ordered that interim protection granted to ex-Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh from arrest shall continue and has directed that Maharashtra Police continue with its probe on FIR lodged against him.
Supreme Court orders that interim protection granted to ex-Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh from arrest shall continue and directs that Maharashtra Police can continue with its probe on FIR lodged against him but no challan be filed in court in those cases.— ANI (@ANI) December 6, 2021
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Singh was, last month granted protection from arrest after he informed the Supreme Court, through his lawyer, that he was in India, and had no intentions of absconding.
Singh was removed as Mumbai’s police commissioner in March, just days after Sachin Vaze’s arrest in the Antilia bomb scare case. Following his removal, he accused the then state Home Minister Anil Deshmukh of using Vaze and other police officers to run an extortion racket.
While granting protection from arrest in any case, the court asked Singh to join the investigation. In its order, it noted that the facts of the case were “very disturbing” and also issued notice to the Maharashtra government on Singh's appeal.
The interim relief to Singh came after his counsel, senior advocate Puneet Bali, said he apprehends threat to his life from the Mumbai Police if he enters Maharashtra.
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