SC to take up Param Bir Singh’s plea on June 11

SC to take up Param Bir Singh’s plea on June 11

Tribune News Service
New Delhi, June 9

The Supreme Court will take up on June 11 former Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh’s petition seeking transfer of all inquiries against him to an independent agency outside Maharashtra.

According to the top court’s cause list uploaded on its website, Singh’s petition is listed for hearing before a Vacation Bench led by Justice Hemant Gupta on Friday.

Justice B R Gavai had on May 18 recused himself from hearing his plea.

Singh, a 1988-batch IPS officer, was removed from the post of Mumbai Police Commissioner on March 17 and was made the General Commander of Maharashtra State Home Guard after he levelled allegations of corruption and misconduct against the then Home Minister and senior NCP leader Anil Deshmukh.

The Bombay High Court had ordered a CBI probe into allegations of Singh against Deshmukh who had to resign as the minister.

Now, he has alleged that he has been made to face several inquiries by the state government and its instrumentalities and sought their transfer outside Maharashtra and a probe into them by an independent agency like the CBI.

Singh has been facing inquiries, including the one under the SC & ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act in a case of 2015 and he has termed this as a witch-hunt by the state agency.


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