Mumbai Police Special Team was set up to investigate ex-top cop Param Bir Singh in a blackmail case

Mumbai Police Special Team formed to investigate ex-top cop in extortion case

Six cases of corruption and extortion were filed against Param Bir Singh (file)

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Thane Police Commissioner has formed a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to investigate a blackmail case registered against former Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh, police said.

A deputy police officer (DCP) is investigating the case.

Meanwhile, the former Mumbai Police Commissioner made his statement on a complaint that Sonu Jalan had filed against him at a police station in Thane.

Mr Singh had also filed a motion with the Esplanade Magistrate Court to have a judicial proclamation order overturned against him, declaring him “volatile”.

The court will hear the matter on November 29th.

Mr. Singh, who had been declared “fugitive” by a court in Mumbai, had arrived at the Branch 11 office of the Criminal Investigation Department in Kandivali to participate in the investigation into the Goregaon extortion case.

Six cases of corruption and extortion were filed against Mr Singh after he wrote a letter to Maharashtra Prime Minister Uddhav Thackeray leveling corruption and wrongdoing against then Home Secretary and senior NCP leader Anil Deshmukh.

Mr. Singh, an IPS official from 1988, was removed from his post as Mumbai Police Commissioner and appointed General Commander of the Home Guard of Maharashtra State on March 17 after alleging allegations against Mr. Deshmukh.

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