FPJ Legal: Chandiwal commission grants last chance for Param Bir Singh to appear before it

Narsi BenwalUpdated: Monday, August 30, 2021, 07:53 PM IST
article-image
Param Bir Singh | PTI Photo

MUMBAI: In what could spell serious troubles for Param Bir Singh, the former Commissioner of Police, Mumbai, the state-appointed judicial commission, on Monday ordered him to appear before it by September 7, else it may issue a warrant against him.

The commission headed by former HC judge, Justice (retd.) Kailash Chandiwal, was appointed by the state earlier this year, to probe into the corruption allegations levelled by Singh against the then state home minister Anil Deshmukh.

The commission was to conduct proceedings on Monday and had last time ordered Singh to appear before it. However, he failed to do so.

"Thus, the commission has given him a last chance to appear on September 7, the next date of hearing. If he fails to appear on the next hearing, the commission has said it would issue a warrant against him," said Bhaiyasaheb Behere, the registrar to this committee.

Notably, the commission has twice imposed costs of Rs 25,000 and Rs 5,000 on Singh for his failure to appear before it.

It would not be out of place to mention that Singh has opposed the appointment and the operations of the commission claiming that the CBI has already started its probe in the matter.

(To receive our E-paper on whatsapp daily, please click here. To receive it on Telegram, please click here. We permit sharing of the paper's PDF on WhatsApp and other social media platforms.)

RECENT STORIES

Mumbai: Elevator maintenance agency booked for negligence, death due to lift malfunction

Mumbai: Elevator maintenance agency booked for negligence, death due to lift malfunction

International Coffee Day: Five places in Mumbai to enjoy the best caffeine drink

International Coffee Day: Five places in Mumbai to enjoy the best caffeine drink

Mumbai: CSMT-Kalyan local services affected due to signalling fault at Thane station

Mumbai: CSMT-Kalyan local services affected due to signalling fault at Thane station

Mumbai: Officials await BMC chief's nod for action as deadline for Marathi signboards ends

Mumbai: Officials await BMC chief's nod for action as deadline for Marathi signboards ends

Mumbai: BMC to spend Rs. 200 crores to resurface 200 km of roads in city

Mumbai: BMC to spend Rs. 200 crores to resurface 200 km of roads in city