The arrest of former Mumbai Police Commissioner Parambir Singh has been postponed for a few days for the time being. During the hearing in the Bombay High Court on behalf of the state government, it has been said to provide protection from arrest. It has been said to defer arrest in the case registered against Parambir Singh under the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act.
The hearing of the petitions related to Parambir Singh was going on in the court. Of these, the Thane police sought quashing of the FIR registered against him under the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act. The former police commissioner had also challenged the preliminary investigations initiated against him by the state government.
Similarly, an FIR was registered against Singh under the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act in April this year on the complaint of Inspector BR Ghadge at Akola police station. Hailing from a Scheduled Caste, Ghadge had alleged that he had refused to comply with Singh’s illegal orders to benefit some accused in a criminal case, following which Singh, along with others, was involved in some cases of extortion. A conspiracy was hatched to implicate them. The next hearing in this matter will be on June 22.