Thane city court of Maharashtra has issued a non-bailable arrest warrant against former Mumbai police commissioner Param Bir Singh in connection with an alleged extortion case registered against him. The case was registered in July against Singh and 28 others including six police officers for allegedly extorting money from a builder.
Chief Judicial Magistrate R J Tamble issued the order two days ago to Thane Nagar police station where the case is registered.
As per the complaint filed by Ketan Tanna, the builder, Thane police commissioner between January 2018 to February 2019, the accused extorted Rs 1.25 crore from him by calling him to the office of the Anti-extortion cell and threatening to frame him up in serious criminal cases.
Two other extortion cases have been registered against the IPS officer, based on a complaint filed by another builder. Singh is also facing inquiry by the Maharashtra Anti-Corruption Bureau and a case filed by a police officer from Akola against him under the SC-ST (Prevention of Atrocities Act).
Recently the Maharashtra government had told the Bombay High Court that it did not know his whereabouts.