NEW DELHI: Former Mumbai police commissioner Param Bir Singh appeared before the National Investigation Agency (NIA) in Mumbai on Wednesday to record his statement in connection with the case of an explosives-laden SUV found near industrialist Mukesh Ambani‘s residence.
Singh, who is currently director general of the Home Guards, was removed from the Mumbai police chief’s post last month, following the recovery of the vehicle with explosives near Ambani’s house on February 25 and the subsequent murder of Thane businessman Manuskh Hiran.
According to sources, Singh was summoned by the NIA to record his statement in the case. The NIA last month arrested assistant police inspector Sachin Waze for his alleged role in planting the vehicle with explosives near Ambani’s house in south Mumbai.
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Tuesday has registered a preliminary inquiry (PE) on the orders of the Bombay High Court within 15 days into the allegations of corruption and misconduct leveled by Param Bir Singh against ex-Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh.
The Bombay High Court had on Monday directed the CBI to conduct preliminary inquiry within 15 days against Deshmukh, who stepped down from the post of Maharashtra Home Minister after the alleged corruption charges leveled against him by the former Mumbai top cop.
(With inputs from PTI)