These days we spoke to many police officers and constables, many of them were of the opinion that Mumbai’s former Commissioner of Police, Param Bir Singh should be punished as they believe he is the most ruthless and revengeful police officer.
Former police Inspector who retired two years ago told Afternoon Voice on the condition of anonymity, “Right from the beginning, Param Bir Singh had the ambition to become famous and remain in the limelight, unfortunately, this time it went exactly opposite.”
“Whatever happened in the recent past has not happened without his knowledge. He is worried about his future, he is greatly exposed by media houses. He should be investigated and punished for dominating many cops to death,” he added.
An FIR has been registered at Akola against Param Bir Singh, DCP Parag Manere and at least 26 other police personnel based on a complaint given by police inspector Bhimrao Ghadge.
Ghadge is now posted in the Akola police control room, has alleged that when he was posted with the Thane police, several officers there under Singh had indulged in various acts of corruption.
A constable named Sapkal said, “Param Bir Singh, wanted to collect huge funds from the market, he assigned many of his aides and favourite cops for this job.”
“Now he is blaming Anil Deshmukh but we all know he is making false allegations because Param Bir Singh is best at conspiracy, and destruction of evidence,” Sakpal added.
Ghadge was posted in the Thane police commissionerate during 2015-2018. Ghadge has levelled a series of corruption charges against Singh and other officers. These charges are from the period when the former Mumbai CP was posted with the Thane police.
The FIR is filed under a total of 27 sections, including criminal conspiracy, destruction of evidence and sections of the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe (Prevention of Atrocities Act), 1989. The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of Maharashtra has summoned Bhimrao Ghadge.
In a related development, alleged cricket bookie Sonu Jalan, who has lodged a separate extortion complaint against Singh, has appeared before CID officials for the third time on Monday and submitted what he claimed was “evidence” in support of his charges.
The other officers named in the FIR include DCPs Parag Manere, Sanjay Shinde and Sunil Bharadwaj, ACPs Vijay Pulkar, D B Kamble and senior inspector Dilip Suryavanshi.
A former law officer and an assistant chemical analyser with a forensic lab has also been named, the official said.
According to the official, a letter was issued by the CID, asking Ghadge to appear before it on Wednesday at Konkan Bhavan in Navi Mumbai.
Last month, the Maharashtra police filed an FIR against Singh based on Ghadge’s complaint, which also names other top officers.