Corruption case: Maharashtra govt extends protection from arrest to ex-Mumbai top cop Param Bir Singh till June 22

Staff ReporterUpdated: Monday, June 14, 2021, 09:47 PM IST
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Extending the interim relief for Parambir Singh, Commissioner of Police, Mumbai, the Maharashtra government on Monday told the Bombay High Court bench of Justices Prasanna Varale and Surendra Tawade that it wouldn't arrest the senior IPS officer till June 22, for his alleged role in an atrocities cases filed against him. The HC has adjourned the hearing till June 22.
The bench was seized with a plea filed by Singh seeking to quash the FIR lodged with the Kalyan police at the behest of one B R Ghadge, a police officer alleging the former top cop of harassing him and framing him in a false case because of which he (Ghadge) had to be jailed.


Ghadge claimed that Singh forced him not to name certain persons in bogus FIRs however, since he refused to succumb to the pressure the IPS officer framed him in false cases.
On Monday when the matter came up for hearing, senior counsel Darius Khambatta appearing for the state, told the bench that the state would continue it's earlier orders of not taking any coercive action against Singh.
Having recorded the statement, the bench adjourned the hearing till June 22. The bench also deferred the hearing in Singh's other petition challenging the enquiry ordered against him on charges of misconduct and corruption by home minister Dilip Walse-Patil, till June 22.

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