Ex-Mumbai Police Chief Param Bir Singh, Seven Others Booked For Extortion; 4.5 Hours Of Call Recording Submitted By Complainant

Swarajya Staff

Jul 22, 2021, 01:55 PM | Updated 01:55 PM IST

Former Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh
Former Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh

After a complaint from a builder, the Mumbai Police on Thursday booked the city's former Commissioner Param Bir Singh for extortion, cheating, forgery and criminal conspiracy, reports Hindustan Times.

A case has been registered at the Marine Drive police station under several Sections including 387, 388, 389, 403, 409, 420, 423, 464, 465, 467, 468, 471, 120(b), 166, 167, 177, 181, 182, 193, 195, 203, 211, 209, 210, 347, 109, 110, 111 and 113 of the Indian Penal Code.

The complainant has claimed that Singh, DCP Akbar Pathan and others booked him for fake offences, and later they sought Rs 15 crore from the complainant for withdrawing those offences. He also alleged that this was going on since 2016.

As per reports, the FIR has names of eight people, including six police personnel. Two civilians have also been arrested in the case.

Sudhir Suryawanshi, a reporter at New Indian Express, stated, "The complainent has submitted 4.30 hours explosive telephonic recording against ParamBir Singh in Marine Drive police where Singh & his associates allegedly extortion of hefty amount & even threatened the raid of central agencies like CBI if demands are not met."

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