Extortion case against Param Bir Singh: SC tells him to disclose his whereabouts

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New Delhi, Nov 18 : The Supreme Court on Thursday asked the absconding former Mumbai police commissioner Param Bir Singh to disclose, as to which part of the country or in the world he is, then only it will hear his petition, seeking protection against his arrest in an alleged extortion case.

The former Mumbai top cop had moved the Supreme Court, challenging the investigation initiated against him by the Maharashtra government and seeking relief and protection against his arrest in the alleged extortion case.

A two-judge bench, led by Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul and also comprising Justice M M Sundresh, however, refused to hear Singh’s petition, and asked his lawyers to disclose his whereabouts to the SC, then only, it will address his petition only in the alleged extortion case.

Singh is being investigated by Maharashtra police for his alleged role in an extortion case.

“You disclose your whereabouts and then only, we will hear and address your grievances for seeking protection,” Justice Kaul observed.

The Supreme Court also got surprised as to how the petition was filed before it through a power of attorney holder and Singh’s whereabouts remained unknown till today.

SC was hearing the appeal filed by Singh against the September 16 judgment of the Bombay High Court, which had dismissed his petition, challenging two preliminary inquiries initiated against him by the Maharashtra government.

According to police, Singh has so far remained absconding for the past many weeks and a Mumbai court had, on Wednesday, allowed a plea by Mumbai Police to declare the former top cop officer as ‘proclaimed offender’.

The Supreme Court posted the matter for further hearing till November 22.


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