BJP and Shiv Sena engage in blame game over Param Bir Singh | Mumbai News – Times of India


Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut on Tuesday claimed that IPS officer Param Bir Singh had not absconded, but was made to “move out of the country”, with the Centre’s help. The BJP has hit back, with party leader Ashish Shelar alleging that the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) may have helped Singh flee and could be “preparing ground for him to seek political asylum” in a western country.
Raut said: “When a person serving on a post equivalent to the director general of police moves out of the country, he cannot do so without the support of the Union government. He has not absconded, but made to move out of the country.” Terming the arrest of former home minister Anil Deshmukh unethical, he said: “The central agencies have arrested Deshmukh based on Singh’s allegations. It is very unfortunate as his arrest is unethical.” Raut said that an investigation can be carried out on the basis of allegations, but Deshmukh was arrested on the first day of the ED inquiry.

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Shelar, however, claimed that the Sena-led MVA had a motive in helping Singh flee. “The MVA government must have helped Singh to go missing, because if he gets caught, he may reveal some work done for leaders of the ruling parties,” he alleged. “Considering the number of cases filed against Singh, it seems to be a strategy for preparing ground for the IPS officer to seek political asylum in a particular western country. If you speak against the government, you are eligible for such asylum.”

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