Thane Police has issued a lookout notice against former Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh in an extortion case.
Former Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh.
Thane Police has issued a lookout notice against former Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh in an extortion case, officials said on Thursday. The notice was issued on 30 July on the complaint of businessman Ketan Tanna.
According to Thane police sources, lookout notices will also be issued to other accused in the case soon.
On July 30, on the complaint of businessman Ketan Tanna, a notice was issued against Singh and 27 others in the extortion case registered at Thane Nagar police station.
A lookout notice is issued to prevent a person from leaving the country.
Several other senior police officers have been named in the extortion FIR. These include the then Deputy Commissioner of Police Deepak Devraj, Assistant Commissioner of Police Nivritti Kadam, the then Anti-Extortion Cell (AEC) Senior Inspector Pradeep Sharma and News Agency Inspector Rajkumar Kothmayor. PTI Quoting the official.
Tanna alleged in his complaint that when Param Bir Singh was Thane’s police commissioner between January 2018 and February 2019, the accused extorted Rs 1.25 crore from him by calling him to the AEC office and threatening to implicate him in serious criminal cases.
He said that during the investigation, the investigation team felt the need to issue a look out notice against Singh after which a proposal was sent to the concerned authorities in this regard.
Lookout notices allow immigration officers at airports to prevent a person wanted by police or other law enforcement agencies from traveling abroad.
(with PTI inputs)
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