Mumbai: The Home Department has allowed the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) to conduct an open probe into another case against former Mumbai Police Commissioner Parambir Singh. So now the ACB has a way to launch another open inquiry against Singh. Earlier, the Home Department had approved an inquiry against police inspector Anup Dange in the case.
Police Inspector b. R. Ghadge had written a letter to the DGP’s office alleging that Parambir Singh had earned crores of rupees by committing illegal acts and corruption. A copy of the 14-page letter was sent to the Chief Minister, Home Minister, Director General’s Office and Director General of Bribery Prevention. In the letter, Ghadge had alleged that when Parambir Singh was the police commissioner of Thane, he had illegally issued orders to remove the names of rich people from various crimes. Ghadge was ordered by Singh to remove the names of 22 government officials and employees in a case of malpractice. Ghadge had also said in the letter that he had not complied with the order and was therefore suspended on four false charges. Ghadge’s complaint was lodged in Akola and he was shifted to Bazarpeth police station in Thane.
Police Inspector b. R. Ghadge had alleged corruption in the complaint against Parambir Singh. Those complaints were sent to the ACB. Based on this, instructions were given to investigate the matter. The ACB had initiated a confidential inquiry into the matter. The ACB had asked the Home Department to conduct an open inquiry after some facts came forward in the inquiry. The ACB has to get the permission of the department where the officer concerned is working to conduct an open inquiry against any officer.