Mumbai: In a fresh development in the extortion case, former Mumbai police commission Param Bir Singh has filed an affidavit in the Supreme Court alleging that the current DGP Sanjay Pandey has offered him a deal to withdraw his complaint.
In his affidavit, Singh has alleged that he was forced to withdraw corruption charges against former Maharashtra home minister and NCP leader Anil Deshmukh. The former top cop has also attached the conversation with the DGP in his petition.
This comes a day after Param Bir Singh’s lawyer Puneet Bali had claimed that his client was told to withdraw his complaint against Deshmukh.
The senior advocate had further stressed that the former police commissioner had appealed before the Bombay High Court over victimisation after writing to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).
“Former Mumbai CP Parambir Singh has appealed to the court that he is being victimised since he has written to CBI. Sanjay Pandey told him that if he takes back the complaint against the then home minister, things will settle for him,” ANI quoted Bali as saying.
“He was told if he did not do it, he would face cases. So, listening to our detailed arguments, the Supreme Court has given notice to CBI and Maharashtra and provided interim protection to him from arrest,” he added.
Singh had approached the Supreme Court seeking protection from arrest and other reliefs, after the Bombay High Court on September 16 dismissed his petition challenging two preliminary inquiries launched against him by the Maharashtra government for alleged violation of service rules and corruption and directed him to move the Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT).