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Former Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh is likely to face suspension as the Maharashtra government on Monday accepted Debashish Chakrabarty’s report.

In June, the Maharashtra government had asked Additional Chief Secretary (Planning) Debashish Chakrabarty to hold an inquiry against Singh for violation of All India Civil Service Rules.

In October, Debashish Chakrabarty had submitted an adverse report against Param Bir Singh recommending a departmental enquiry.

ACTION LIKELY AGAINST PARAM BIR SINGH

As per sources, the Maharashtra government is likely to take action against Param Bir Singh in a week for breaching service rules.

Issues before Chakrabarty included the reinstatement of dismissed cop Sachin Waze, Singh’s letter to CM Uddhav Thackeray against Anil Deshmukh and if key information in the Antilia Bomb scare case was suppressed.

Chakrabarty had reportedly cited serious lapses and impropriety by Singh in discharging his duties as a police chief.

Later, the Maharashtra home department conducted a departmental inquiry against Param Bir Singh for administrative lapses on his part while he was posted as the Mumbai Police commissioner.

On Friday, Maharashtra Home Minister Dilip Walse Patil said that the government will take permissible action against Param Bir Singh as per police service rules. He added that further decision will be taken after speaking to Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray.

Singh faces charges in five extortion cases, including two in Thane city where he had worked as the city police commissioner. He was earlier declared a proclaimed offender after summons went unanswered. Param Bir Singh hadn’t reported to duty since May 2021.

BAILABLE WARRANT CANCELLED

Meanwhile, the Chandiwal commission investigating corruption allegations against Anil Deshmukh on Monday cancelled a bailable warrant against Param Bir Singh. The one-member panel further asked the former top officer to deposit 15,000 in the chief minister’s relief fund within a week for not appearing before it earlier

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