By LE Desk
New Delhi, March 25: Former Mumbai Police commissioner Param Bir Singh filed a public interest litigation (PIL) in The Bombay High Court after a Supreme Court directive. In his new PIL, he has requested for “urgent and unbiased” probe against the Maharashtra home minister Anil Deshmukh.
In the PIL filed by Singh in the Bombay High Court, the former top cop has prayed for both immediate and long-term relief. The petition is likely to be heard next week
Singh has challenged the decision to transfer him from the post of police commissioner, Mumbai, on March 17.
Singh has prayed that the court should issue appropriate directions to the state to disclose the complete file containing report of IPS officer Rashmi Shukla, who as commissioner intelligence, state intelligence department, prepared a report about postings sought by some officers after listening to phones that were tapped, India Today reported.
Singh prayed that his file with the home department, government of Maharashtra, with complete details such as evidence gathered and communications, if any, should be brought before the court.
Singh has also requested the court to direct an independent agency such as the CBI to take custody of the entire CCTV footage from the residence of the home minister, Anil Deshmukh, to prevent destruction of crucial evidence, says the PIL.
Apart from the two interim reliefs, Singh also prayed that the court should order an independent agency like the CBI to carry out an ‘unbiased, uninfluenced, impartial and fair’ investigation into the various malpractices of home minister Anil Deshmukh.
Param Bir Singh was last week transferred from the post of Mumbai police commissioner in the midst of a probe by the NIA into the recovery of an explosives-laden SUV which was found parked outside the south Mumbai residence of industrialist Mukesh Ambani last month.
Last week, Param Bir Singh wrote an explosive letter addressed to CM Uddhav Thackeray, claiming Anil Deshmukh had asked arrested cop Sachin Vaze and other police officers to collect Rs 100 crore monthly, including Rs 50 to Rs 60 crore from bars and hotels in Mumbai.