Today, the Maharashtra government-appointed Chandiwal judicial commission issued a fresh summon on former Mumbai police commissioner Param Bir Singh. Singh has been instructed to appear by October 6.
Talking to the media, the panel’s advocate claimed that Singh was yet to appear before the commission despite multiple summonses being issued over the past few months. The commission has been formed to investigate the allegations. During the last hearing, Justice Chandiwal’s commission had originally issued the bailable warrant besides imposing a fine of Rs.50,000 on him for failure to comply with the summons for the recording of his statement.
Last week, the Bombay high court dismissed a petition filed by the former Mumbai police commissioner for quashing the two preliminary inquiries against him by the Maharashtra government. Earlier this month, the commission issued a bailable warrant against Singh in connection with an alleged corruption case of Rs.100 crore. The controversy came to the limelight on February 20 when Param Bir Singh leveled serious ‘extortion’ charges against Anil Deshmukh.
On Wednesday, the Uddhav Thackeray government gave a nod to the state Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) for another inquiry against Singh.