New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday asked former Mumbai police commissioner Param Bir Singh, who was declared a "proclaimed offender" by a Mumbai court a day earlier, to first disclose his location saying there would be "no protection, no hearing until we know where you are."
Taking exception to protection sought through a power of attorney, a Bench headed by Justice S K Kaul asked his lawyer to disclose his whereabouts and posted the matter for Monday.
"You are seeking protective orders; nobody knows where you are. Suppose you are sitting abroad and taking legal recourse through power of attorney then what happens. If that is so then you will come to India if the court rules in your favour, we don't know what you have in mind. No protection, no hearing until we know where you are," said the bench, also comprising Justice M M Sundresh.
Singh attended his office in May and then went on leave. The Mumbai Police told the Bombay High Court last month that he has gone underground and his whereabouts are not known.
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