Mumbai police commissioner Param Bir Singh was imposed with a fine of Rs. 25,000 for not appearing before the inquiry commission headed by retired high court judge Kailash Uttamchand Chandiwal.
The inquiry commission was formed to conduct an investigation into corruption allegations leveled by Singh against the then-state home minister Anil Deshmukh, PTI reported.
This is the second time a fine has been imposed on the police commissioner. According to PTI, in June, the commission had asked the senior IPS officer to pay a fine of Rs 5,000 for not appearing before it despite a summons.
Singh in a letter sent to Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray claimed that Deshmukh used to ask police officers to collect money from restaurant and bar owners in Mumbai. Deshmukh had denied the allegations.
On July 23, an extortion case was registered against Singh and eight others. The case was registered based on a complaint filed by real estate developer Shyamsundar Agrawal. A special investigation team was formed to probe corruption charges against him. A lookout notice was sent to Singh on August 13. On Wednesday the case was transferred to State’s Crime Investigation Department (CID).
According to News18, for four months now, ever since he was transferred as the Maharashtra DG of Home Guards. No whereabouts have been found about the police commissioner.