Ex-Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh says he is in Chandigarh


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Former Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh.

Former Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh, who was declared a “criminal” by the court, said on Wednesday that he was in Chandigarh and would be visiting Mumbai soon.

The IPS officer, against whom several extortion cases are pending in Maharashtra, said he was in Chandigarh.

When asked by reporters if he would surrender (before the police or the court), Singh said that he still has to decide on what to do next.

The IPS officer also appeared on Telegram on Wednesday night, but later deleted his account from the social messaging app.

Singh has not worked since May of this year following his transition as Police Commissioner of Mumbai and his subsequent corruption allegations against then Maharashtra State Interior Minister Anil Deshmuk.

The Supreme Court granted Singh protection from arrest.

It was transferred after Mumbai police officer Sachin Waze was arrested in connection with an off-road vehicle with explosives found near the home of industrialist Mukesh Ambani, Antilia, and the subsequent suspicious death of businessman Mansuh Hiran.

Fired police officer Sachin Waze on Wednesday told a commission of inquiry in Maharashtra that he previously received instructions from former Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh through “the proper channel” on the cases he oversaw.

Waze is being screened before a commission investigating allegations of corruption against former Maharashtra Interior Minister Anil Deshmukh.

In March of this year, the Maharashtra government formed a commission of one member of retired judge Kailash Uttamchand Chandiwala to examine Singh’s charges against Deshmukh (71).

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