Mumbai: Maharashtra Home Minister Dilip Walse on Thursday said that he was shocked to know that Former Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh feels threatened to his life.
”I am shocked to know that a person who has held the post of the police commissioner of Mumbai and Thane should feel a threat to his life,” Walse Patil told reporters.
“If he feels a threat to his life from someone, we may look into it if he tells us, we don’t know where is he,” Walse added.
The Minister was reacting to what Parambir Singh has said to the supreme court on Monday. He told the court that he has been hiding as he faces threat to his life from Mumbai police.
The Supreme court had granted permission for protection from arrest and will soon join the investigation into extortion charges against him.
An exclusive phone conversation with Times Now has revealed that he is currently in Chandigarh and will soon join the investigation in Mumbai.
When asked about the slew of extortion allegations against Singh and multiple summonses issued to him, he said, ” Whatever I have to say, I will inform the court. I will be joining the investigations in Mumbai soon.”
Singh has been missing since May. However, he has said that he is in the country and not absconding. In March this year, he was removed as Mumbai Police Commissioner and shifted to the Home Guard department amid the Ambani bomb scare case. However, he went on leave in May and was untraceable for several months.
He wrote a scathing letter to the chief minister of Maharashtra Uddhav Thackeray accusing former Home Minister Anil Deshmukh of directing Sachin Vaze, who was arrested in Antilia Bomb Case and others to collect Rs 100 crores from bars and restaurants every month.
Following this, Anil Deshmukh was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate and several FIRs of extortion were filed against Parambir Singh before the Mumbai police.