Maharashtra Govt to Bombay HC: Won’t arrest Param Bir Singh till June 9

Deepali Kalia

Maharashtra government informed the Bombay High Court that it will not arrest Param Bir Singh, former Mumbai Commissioner of Police, till June 9 in the atrocities case lodged against him by Inspector Bhimrao Ghadge.

State government stated that it will do so only if Singh cooperates with the investigation and doesn’t pursue relief against the said FIR before the apex court.

The following was stated by the state government in a hearing regarding Singh’s petition which sought quashing of FIR lodged against him by the thane police or transfer the of the case to CBI for investigation before a division bench comprising of Justices SS Shinde and NR Borkar.

In his FIR, Inspector Bhimrao Ghadge alleged various malpractices on Singh’s behalf like taking money for transfers of officers, not taking action against a person in cheating case in 2015, pressuring Ghadge to drop names of some people from an FIR, registering FIRs against Ghadge because he didn’t accept the order.

The High Court on May 24, expressed its displeasure over a statement in Singh’s petition to the Supreme Court that High Court was not hearing his plea and as a result he was constrained to approach the apex court.

Senior Counsel on Singh’s behalf said that he was not aware of the petition filed in the Apex court and that said submission will be deleted and no relief will be sought pertaining to the FIR from SC.

Next hearing will be held on June 7.

Related Post