Will not arrest Param Bir Singh until May 20: Maharashtra to Bombay HC | India News
Former Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh (File Photo)
MUMBAI: Maharashtra The government informed the Bombay High Court on Thursday that former Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh would not be arrested until May 20 in connection with a FIR TREE registered against him by Thane Police based on a complaint by Police Officer Bhimrao Ghadge.
The state’s special counsel, Darius Khambata, with the public prosecutor, gave assurances on a petition filed by the IPS officer who requested the annulment of the criminal case on the grounds that it is “bad faith”. The state will submit its response by May 20 to your request.
Lead counsel Mahesh Jethmalani, who appeared on Singh’s behalf, stated that the investigation is “completely illegal and amounts to a new investigation that cannot be undertaken without judicial authorization.”
Last week, due to time constraints, the HC asked Singh to mention his request to a holiday bank in case of emergency. On Thursday, the holiday bench of judges PB Varale and NR Borkar briefly heard their plea.
Singh requested the annulment of an FIR first registered at Akola Police Station by Police Inspector BR Ghadge against him on April 28 under the Castes and the Programmed Tribe Act (Atrocity Prevention) in addition to various sections under the Indian Penal Code and section 7 of the Civil Rights Protection Act 1955. The FIR was then transferred to Bazzaar Peth Police Station in Kalyan. The FIR is against Singh and 30 other people.
Singh’s petition said the FIR falsely accused him of acts that allegedly took place in 2015, after failing in an attempt to pressure him to withdraw his March 20, 2021 letter to the chief minister alleging ‘corrupt negligence’ against him. then Interior Minister Anil Deshmukh.
Singh said that the FIR is also a “retaliation” for another petition he had submitted to the Bombay HC for a CBI investigate aspects of “criminal conspiracy to thwart his investigation” and quash preliminary inquiries ordered last month by the state for alleged violation of service rules and charges from another police inspector.
Ghadge’s attorney, Pradnya Talekar, cited a Supreme Court ruling arguing that the injunctions requested by Singh to obtain a protection order and suspend the investigation cannot be granted.