A two-judge Supreme Court bench while transferring investigation to CBI into FIRs registered against Mumbai former top cop Param Bir Singh over the allegations of misconduct and corruption said a thorough investigation is required to regain faith of people in the state police.
The Supreme Court today granted protection from arrest to Param Bir Singh, former Mumbai Police Commissioner, in a number of cases registered against him by the Mumbai Police. Singh had filed the petition against the Bombay High Court's September 16 judgment dismissing his plea as not maintainable.
The Bombay High Court on Thursday termed as non-maintainable, the petition filed by former Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh, seeking quashing of two preliminary enquiries (PEs) initiated against him by the Maharashtra government.
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.