Former Mumbai Police Commissioner Parambir Singh, who has made a sensational allegation against former state Home Minister Anil Deshmukh for extorting Rs 100 crore in ransom, is also embroiled in a legal tussle. He had filed a petition in the Mumbai High Court against the inquiry launched by the Maharashtra government against him. However, the petition has been dismissed by the High Court. Parambir Singh had filed a petition against him against the investigation of two cases initiated by the Maharashtra government. These include two cases of breach of service rules and allegations of corruption. The court dismissed the petition, saying it was “non-maintainable”.
Bombay High Court dismisses former Mumbai Police Commissioner Parambir Singh’s petition challenging preliminary inquiries initiated against him by Maharashtra goverment. Calling the plea nonmaintainable, HC asks him to approach an appropriate forum
– ANI ()ANI) September 16, 2021
“These allegations are being investigated to target you only because you have exposed the ongoing corruption in important offices in the state,” Parambir Singh had claimed in the petition. His inquiries were ordered on April 1, 2020 and April 20, 2021. However, Parambir Singh had said in the petition that his inquiry was started only after he accused the then Home Minister Anil Deshmukh of a ransom of Rs 100 crore.
However, the state government argued that “the Central Administrative Tribunal, not the court, is the right place to appeal.” This is because an in-service inquiry is underway into some of the wrongdoings committed by Parambir Singh while in service, ”the court was told.