Former Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh may be declared a “fugitive” in connection with an extortion case, a Mumbai court said on Wednesday. After the court order, the Mumbai police can now designate him as a wanted defendant and begin the process to declare him a fugitive.
“If he (Param Bir Singh) does not appear before the law within 30 days, the Mumbai police will initiate the process of seizing his properties,” laments Special Prosecutor Shekhar Jagtap.
Param Bir Singh faces at least four extortion cases and is believed to have fled the country.
Singh was transferred from the post of Mumbai Police Chief in March after the arrest of Sachin Waze, a police officer who was later fired and arrested in the case of a vehicle full of explosives found near the home of industrialist Mukesh Ambani and the murder of businessman Mansukh. Hiran.
Although Param Bir Singh has not been named a defendant in the case, witnesses in the case have revealed several incriminating judgments, which have been cited in the charge sheet against Waze.
Hours earlier, two police officers were in the custody of the Maharashtra Criminal Investigation Department (CID) for seven days in connection with an extortion case registered against them and the former city police commissioner.
The two policemen who were previously stationed in the Mumbai criminal branch were arrested by the CID on Monday.