On 6th September 2021, the inquiry commission, headed by the Bombay High Court judge, Justice Kailas Uttamchand Chandiwal, issued a bailable warrant against the Ex- Mumbai Police commissioner Param Bir Singh as a consequence of him not appearing physically before the panel for the investigation.
The Government of Maharashtra had formed this one-member commission to look into the allegations made by the ex-police commissioner against the former Home Minister, Mr. Anil Deshmukh stating that he was responsible for putting the police officers in Mumbai to the task of collecting money from different bars and restaurant owners.
DUTY OF THE COMMISSION
A time period of six months was provided to the commission to submit the reports in this case. It was responsible for establishing that whether the anti-corruption bureau of the state needed to investigate the allegations.
Furthermore, if the evidence submitted by the ex-cop was enough for levelling such allegations along with if there were any misconducts that were done by the staff members of the accused. Lastly, the commission was also supposed to provide any suggestions which they believed could help in the investigation.
ARGUMENTS OF THE EX-POLICE COMMISSIONER OF MUMBAI
Param Bir Singh appealed to the Bombay High Court for removing the commission and he justified this by stating that the Supreme Court, as well as the High Court, had asked the Central Bureau of Investigation to conduct an investigation into the allegations and therefore there is no need for this commission.
ACTIONS TAKEN BY COMMISSION
The commission issued various summons to the ex-police commissioner, however, he failed to appear in person and therefore as a consequence the commission imposed a fine of Rs. 5,000 on him in June and the last month two fines of INR 25,000 was levied against the officer.
There have been four first Information Reports filed against Singh, two of them have been filed in Mumbai and the other two have been filed in Thane. The fourth F.I.R was filed on 21st August 2021.
A lookout notice has been issued against the Ex-police commissioner so that he cannot go to another country.