National Desk: An inquiry commission headed by a retired High Court judge in Maharashtra on Wednesday again issued bailable warrants against former Mumbai Police Commissioner Parambir Singh for failing to appear before it. Singh had leveled corruption charges against former state home minister Anil Deshmukh and was to appear before the commission in this regard. Special Public Prosecutor of the case Shishir Hire has confirmed the development. In March this year, the Maharashtra government had set up a one-man commission headed by retired judge Kailash Uttamchand Chandiwal to probe Singh's allegations against Deshmukh.
He said that the commission had issued summons to Singh several times asking him to appear, but he did not appear, so the commission had issued a bailable warrant against him on September 7, but due to non-service of the warrant, it was rejected. Now re-released until 6 October. Earlier, the commission had imposed a fine of Rs 5,000 on Singh in June and Rs 25,000 on two occasions last month for not appearing before it.
In a letter to Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray in March, days after he was removed from the post of Mumbai Police Commissioner and transferred to the Home Guard, Singh claimed that Deshmukh used to ask police officers to collect money from restaurant and bar owners in Mumbai. Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Deshmukh had resigned as the state home minister in April this year and has also denied the allegations leveled against him. The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and the Enforcement Directorate (ED) are probing the allegations leveled against Deshmukh by the senior IPS officer.