Ex-Mumbai policeman asks court to overturn order declaring him “on the run”

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The Supreme Court granted Param Bir Singh interim protection from arrest. (To file)

Bombay:

Former Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh filed a request to quash a proclamation order against him at the Esplanade Magistrates’ Court, which declared him “on the run”.

The court will hear the case on November 29.

Mr. Singh, who was declared “on the run” by a Mumbai court, had arrived at the Crime Branch Unit 11 office in Kandivali to join the investigation into the Goregaon extortion case.

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Later Thursday, Mr. Singh appeared before the Mumbai Police Criminal Division in connection with an extortion case filed against him.

The highest court granted him provisional protection from arrest and ordered him to join the investigation.

A bench led by Judge Sanjay Kishan Kaul asked Singh to join the investigation and sent opinions to the Maharashtra government and the CBI on Singh’s plea. The highest court has now posted the case for a hearing on December 6.

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Six cases of corruption and extortion were filed against Mr Singh after he wrote a letter to Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray denouncing corruption and misconduct against the then Home Secretary and top NCP leader Anil Deshmukh.

Mr. Singh, a 1988 IPS officer, was removed from his post as Mumbai Police Commissioner on March 17 and was appointed Commander General of the Maharashtra State National Guard after making allegations against Mr. Deshmukh .

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