Mumbai police file charge sheet against Param Bir Singh, three others in extortion case

This is a first charge sheet against Param Bir Singh, who is facing multiple cases of extortion.

Updated - December 04, 2021 02:14 pm IST

Published - December 04, 2021 02:13 pm IST - Mumbai:

Former Mumbai police Commissioner Param Bir Singh. File

Former Mumbai police Commissioner Param Bir Singh. File

The crime branch of Mumbai police on Saturday filed a charge sheet against former city police commissioner Param Bir Singh and three others in an extortion case registered in suburban Goregaon.

This is a first charge sheet against Param Bir Singh , who is facing multiple cases of extortion .

Two days back, the Maharashtra government had suspended him in connection with the charges of extortion.

Besides Param Bir Singh, dismissed police officer Sachin Vaze, Sumit Singh and Alpesh Patel have been named as accused in the charge sheet. The charge sheet was filed before chief metropolitan magistrate S. B. Bhajipale.

The complaint had been lodged by Bimal Agarwal, who alleged the accused extorted ₹9 lakh from him for not conducting a raid on two bars and restaurants, which he ran in partnership and also forced him to buy two smartphones worth around ₹2.92 lakh for them.

The offence had taken place between January 2020 and March 2021, police had earlier said.

The FIR was registered under IPC Sections 384 and 385 (both pertaining to extortion) and 34 (common intention) against six accused in the case.

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