Updated: December 1, 2021 1:05:50 am
A magistrate court on Tuesday cancelled a non-bailable warrant (NBW) issued against former Mumbai Police commissioner Param Bir Singh in connection with an extortion case lodged at the Marine Drive police station after he appeared before it.
The magistrate court at Esplanade cancelled the NBW in a case registered by a developer. The court of the additional metropolitan magistrate had issued the NBW on November 10 after the Mumbai Police had filed an application stating that Singh was not available for investigation.
Last month, two more NBWs were issued against Singh – one by the metropolitan magistrate’s court in connection with an FIR filed at Goregaon police station and another by a Thane court.
The case of cheating and extortion lodged is based on a complaint filed by Bhayander-based businessman Shyam Sundar Agarwal, who had alleged that Singh, along with five policemen – deputy commissioner Akbar Pathan, assistant commissioners Sanjay Patil and Shrikant Shinde, and inspectors Nandkumar Gopale and Asha Korke – and civilians Sanjay Punamia and Sunil Jain, falsely implicated him in a case and demanded money in lieu of not arresting him.
The Thane court had last week cancelled a non-bailable warrant issued against Singh. On Monday, a bailable warrant against Singh was cancelled as he appeared before the state-appointed Justice K U Chandiwal Commission that is probing corruption allegations against former home minister Anil Deshmukh.
Singh has also approached a magistrate court against a November 17 order that allowed an application by the city police seeking to declare him an absconding accused in connection with an extortion case registered at Goregaon police station, which was later transferred to the Crime Branch.
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