State suspends ex-CP for graft & extortion
The Times of India Mumbai|December 03, 2021
It’s First Such Action Against DG-Rank Officer
Prafulla Marpakwar

Mumbai: The state on Thursday suspended former Mumbai police chief Param Bir Singh, citing a series of extortion and corruption cases lodged against him as well as his unauthorised absence from duty for a long period. He is the first serving IPS officer of DG rank in Maharashtra to be suspended on these charges.

The state also suspended former Thane deputy commissioner of police Parag Shyam Manere for similar offences. Manere, currently posted as additional superintendent (excise) in Nagpur, was Singh’s trusted aide when the latter was Thane police chief.

Singh’s suspension follows two letters written by DGP Sanjay Pandey, on August 12 and November 3. After the letters, the proposal for suspension was processed in the home department and approved by home minister Dilip Walse Patil and submitted for the CM’s nod on Wednesday. Thackeray signed it after he got out of hospital on Thursday.

APART FROM PARAM BIR SINGH, THANE EX-DCP ALSO SUSPENDED

Singh’s Offences According To State Order

  • Extortion and corruption cases at Marine Drive, Kalyan, Kopri and Thane Nagar police stations
  • An offence under the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act and Protection of Civil Rights Act at Bazarpeth police station in Kalyan
  • “Certain irregularities and lapses”, including unauthorised absence from duty
  • Thane ex-DCP P S Manere also named as accused in offences filed at Bazarpeth and Kopri and under the SC/ST Act, suspended

SINGH’S OPTION

  • Can move CAT against suspension
  • Can also approach Bombay HC

State order on ex-CP speaks of ‘irregularities and lapses’

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