The second non-bailable warrant issued against former Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh has been scrapped by a magistrate court after Singh cooperated in investigations in connection with an extortion case against him.
During the hearing on Tuesday, Magistrate Nerlikar asked if Singh had been present before the investigating agency.
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Singh’s lawyer RB Mokashi said, “After getting protection from the Supreme Court, the accused is cooperating with the investigating agency. He visited Maharashtra state CID, Konkan Bhawan on 29 November.”
The Magistrate went through the documents attached with Singh’s application which had the Supreme Court order as well as a document showing that Singh had attended the investigation.
“It appears that the NBW was issued and now the accused has attended. So it is appropriate to recall the NBW. Hence it is called back,” said the Magistrate.
This is the second NBW against Singh that has been cancelled. Earlier, the Thane court, which had also issued the NBW, had passed similar orders for cancelling the warrant after Singh attended the investigation there.
The Eighth metropolitan magistrate court in Mumbai had issued the third Non Bailable Warrant (NBW) against Singh earlier this month.
The third NBW that was issued against Singh was in the case registered at Marine Drive police station of extortion from a businessman, a few months ago. This is being investigated by Maharashtra Criminal Investigation Department (CID).
On Monday, Singh had gone to the CID head office in Navi Mumbai and had attended the investigation for over four hours.