Former Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh appeared in front of the Mumbai Police Department of Crime Control on Thursday in connection with an extortion case against him. Singh’s lawyer said he testified at the crime department.
“In accordance with the ruling of the Supreme Court, he will continue to cooperate in the investigation,” added his lawyer.
Singh, who had been declared a “fugitive” by a Mumbai court, arrived at the 11th crime division office in Kandivali to join the investigation into the extortion case in Goregaon.
The former Mumbai police chief was burned for about 7 hours in connection with the extortion case against him.
Former Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh told the Supreme Court on Monday that he is in a very large part of the country and is not hiding. A higher court granted him temporary protection from arrest and ordered him to join the investigation.
Six corruption and extortion cases were brought against Singh after he wrote a letter to Maharashtra’s chief minister, Uddhav Thakkeray, alleging corruption and misconduct against then Interior Minister and high-ranking NCP leader Anil Deshmukh.
Singh, an IPC officer from the 1988 party, was removed from his position as Police Commissioner of Mumbai on March 17 and was appointed Commander-in-Chief of the Maharashtra State National Guard after he filed charges against Deshmuk.
(With ANI inputs)