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Say where you are, then we’ll hear you, SC tells Param Bir

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Say where you are, then we’ll hear you, SC tells Param Bir
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Say where you are, then we’ll hear you, SC tells Param Bir
Say where you are, then we’ll hear you, SC tells Param Bir

NEW DELHI: “No protection, no hearing until we know where you are,” the Supreme Court on Thursday told former Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh and made it clear that it will not entertain his plea if the IPS officer does not disclose his whereabouts.
Minutes after dismissing former Maharashtra minister and NCP leader Anil Deshmukh’s plea for documents relating to the CBI investigation and having expressed concern over the former Mumbai top cop not having faith in the system, a bench of Justices Sanjay Kishan and Kaul M M Sundresh took up Param Bir Singh’s petition and asked his lawyer to first inform about Singh’s whereabouts.
“Where are you? Are you in this country or outside? Where are you? We will come to the petition. First, we need to know where you are,” the bench asked Senior Advocate Puneet Bali, appearing for Singh.
Bali replied that the filing counsel could answer the court’s query but the advocate-on-record told the bench that the petition has been filed by the holder of power of attorney for Singh.
The bench then observed that it was getting an impression that Singh was sitting abroad and would come to India after getting a favourable order from the court. The bench again pointed out lack of confidence shown by the top IPS officer in the system and made it clear that he will not be treated differently.
“You are seeking protective orders; nobody knows where you are. Suppose you are sitting abroad and taking legal recourse through power of attorney then what happens. If that is so then you will come to India if the court rules in your favour, we don’t know what you have in mind. No protection, no hearing until we know where you are,” the bench said.
A magistrate court in Bombay on Wednesday declared Singh a “proclaimed offender” in an extortion case registered against him and some other police officers in the city. Singh had last attended his office in May this year after which he went on leave. The state police had told the Bombay High Court last month that his whereabouts were not known. The police action had followed his sensational charge that Deshmukh had asked for collection of Rs 100 crore as bribes.
Bimal Agrawal, a real estate developer and hotelier, had alleged the accused extorted Rs 9 lakh from him for not conducting raids on two bars and restaurants which he ran in partnership, and also forced him to buy two smartphones worth around Rs 2.92 lakh for them.
The incidents are said to have occurred between January 2020 and March 2021, he had claimed. Following his complaint, a case was filed under IPC Sections 384 and 385 (both pertaining to extortion) and 34 (common intention) against six accused. Singh is facing an extortion case in Thane too.
The IPS officer was shunted from the post of Mumbai police commissioner in March 2021 after Waze was arrested in the case of explosives-laden SUV found near industrialist Mukesh Ambani‘s south Mumbai residence ‘Antilia’ and the subsequent mysterious death of Thane businessman Mansukh Hiran.

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