Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh and former Mumbai Commissioner of Police Param Bir Singh
Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh and former Mumbai Commissioner of Police Param Bir Singh

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Saturday said that Mumbaikers are in a state of shock after former Mumbai Commissioner of Police Param Bir Singh accused Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh of corruption, and demanded that both be sacked.

Singh was shunted earlier this week after the role of Mumbai cop Sachin Vaze was unearthed in the case of an explosives-laden Scorpio that was found near industrialist Mukesh Ambani's residence in Mumbai last month. Thane-based businessman Mansukh Hiran, who was the owner of the Scorpio, was found dead under mysterious circumstances on March 5.

"We Mumbaikers are in a state of shock and demand that both Home Minster and Param Bir Singh be sacked and a judicial inquiry be ordered against this whole rotten system. We demand a Mumbai free of crime and free of criminal, especially those in uniform", said Preeti Sharma Menon, AAP's Mumbai Prabhari.

The party asked whether Mumbai law and order is run by "criminals in uniform and their political bosses?"

It also asked why Parambir Singh decided to speak about about the alleged corruption only after he was transferred. How is that police officers talk about such Extortion as routine, it further asked.

Earlier, Singh on Saturday wrote an eight-page letter to Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, making shocking revelation that Deshmukh wanted Vaze to 'collect Rs 100 crore per month from bars and hookah parlours.

Responding to the letter, Deshmukh tweeted that the ex-Mumbai police chief was leveling false allegations against him to save himself from action in the SUV case and the case related to the death of Mansukh Hiran.

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