The bench expressed surprise that the former top cop of the city says he has lost faith in Mumbai Police, a force he was part of for 30 years. The bench commented that “people in glass houses should not throw stones.”
Police officer Bhimraj Rohidas Ghadge opposed the transfer of cases filed against Singh to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), stating that Param Bir Singh's petition amounts to pure abuse of the due process of law.
The former Mumbai Police chief said the Maharashtra Government wants him to withdraw the complaint he had made against former Home Minister Anil Deshmukh. Since he isn't doing so, they are out to frame him in conspiracies, he said in his plea to the Supreme Court.
The petition has further raised the issue indicating that whether the High Court can entertain a PIL and direct the CBI to conduct a preliminary inquiry without it being shown that there was an abuse of power of investigation.
On the plea of former Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh, the Bombay High Court asked why did not Parambir Singh file an FIR, how can the transfer petition be PIL, the court asked for the station diary.
Contemplating whether Singh’s plea against Deshmukh is maintainable or not, the court said that it will address the matter on two aspects - is the PIL maintainable and can the court direct investigation without an FIR.
On the earlier hearing in the matter, Senior Advocate Rakesh Dwivedi, appearing on behalf of the petitioner, submitted the grievance that the affidavit is of utmost importance, because whatever the CBI has alleged, has to be rebutted by the accused persons.