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Then DIG ATS Param Bir ‘Destroyed’ Kasab’s Mobile, Helped 26/11 Terrorists: Ex-ACP

Shamsher K Pathan wrote a letter to the Police Commissioner & Home Minister of Maharashtra lodging a complaint against Parambir Singh for tampering with the evidence

Mumbai: Retired ACP Shamsher K Pathan on Thursday levelled serious allegations on former Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh. In a letter, he revealed that the then DIG ATS, Parambir Singh had confiscated terrorist Ajmal Kasab’s phone, ensuring it even never appeared during the probe or trial.

“They had recovered his (Terrorist Ajmal Kasab) Mobile Phone, Said Mobile Phone recovered from Terrorist Ajmal Kasab was in possession of and in the safe custody of Police Hawaldar Kamble attached to the D. B. Marg Police Station. Several Senior Police Officials had visited there and one of them was the D.LG. (ATS) Param Bir Singh. When he learnt about the Mobile Phone seized by them, DIG (ATS) Shri Parambir Singh took over the said Mobile Phone from said Police Hawaldar Kamble, who then reported this incident to the Sr. P. L Shri N. R. Mali,” The letter said.

Pathan alleged that Singh might have sold the evidence to ISIS or used it to extort money.

“I wrote a letter regarding this in July this year. He (Param Bir Singh) should be arrested by NIA for the destruction of evidence. He must have sold this recovered evidence to ISIS or may have used the information for extortion,” said Retired ACP Shamsher Khan Pathan.

Shamsher K Pathan wrote the letter to the Police Commissioner as well as the Home Minister of Maharashtra and lodged a complaint against Parambir Singh for tampering with the evidence.

“Hence, I lodge my Complaint against Director-General, Home. Guard, Maharashtra Shri Parambir Singh, for his aforesaid crimes of concealing, misappropriating and destroying the vital piece of evidence i.e. the Mobile Phone of the Terrorist Ajmal Kasab, found in his possession when he was nabbed on 26/11/2008- in order to help the cause of the Terrorists and enemies in Pakistan as well as some within our country too,” the letter read.

10 terrorists belonging to the Lashkar-e-Taiba terror group had travelled to Mumbai from Pakistan’s Karachi in a boat through the Arabian sea. On the night of November 26, they entered Mumbai and carried out attacks at CSTM Railway Station, Taj Hotel, Leopold Café, Hospital and various other places.

At least 166 people were killed in the deadly attacks, including foreigners, and hundreds of others were injured. Nine of the terrorists were neutralised over a period of four days while one of them, Mohammad Amir Ajmal Kasab, was captured alive. He was later hanged after being sentenced to death.

Meanwhile, the former Mumbai CP was questioned by the crime branch for six hours in connection to the alleged extortion case. The investigating officials said that the former top cop cooperated with the investigation and answered all questions asked regarding the case

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