The State Crime Investigation Department (CID) will interview former Mumbai police commissioner Param Bir Singh on several occasions next week as the agency investigates three early information reports ( FIR) distinct against it. Singh is currently assigned as the General Commander of the Maharashtra House Guards.
After hiding for months, the 1988 Indian Police Service (IPS) officer resurfaced in his hometown of Chandigarh on Wednesday, two days after the Supreme Court protected him from police arrest of Maharashtra and ordered him to join the investigations in the cases against him.
Singh will appear before investigators at the CID regional office in CBD Belapur, Navi Mumbai on Tuesday and Wednesday, sources said.
“Three investigators from the three cases will interview Singh separately next week. The interrogation can last two or three consecutive days, ”said a senior CID officer, adding that they had prepared three separate questionnaires for Singh’s interrogation, which will be overseen by MN Jagtap, Superintendent of Police, CID and CID chief Retesh Kumaarr. .
One of the three cases was registered against Singh in Kalyan on April 28 based on a complaint lodged by duty inspector Bhimrao Ghadge. The inspector alleged that Singh, during his tenure as police commissioner of Thane, pressured him to drop bribery charges against three commissioners of the Kalyan-Dombivli Municipal Corporation (KDMC) and other municipal officials.
The other two cases under investigation by the CID relate to extortion complaints filed by Bhayander-based developer Shyamsunder Agrawal against Singh and other police officers.
The first FIR based on Agarwal’s complaint was registered at the Marine Drive Police Station, in which the builder alleged that Singh and his subordinates extorted money from him at the behest of his former partner Sanjay Punamiya, in registering false cases against him.
Another FIR against Singh was registered at Kopri Police Station in Thane. The FIR is based on a complaint filed by Agarwal’s nephew Sharad alleging that a former chief policeman, a deputy police commission and others threatened him at Singh’s official residence in Thane and threatened him extorted money by threatening to entrap his uncle in cases.