Parambir Singh: Missing India police officer reappears after months

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Parambir Singh is the erstwhile constabulary main of Mumbai city

A apical Indian constabulary serviceman who is accused of extortion has resurfaced months aft helium went missing from Mumbai city.

Parambir Singh, the city's 59-year-old erstwhile constabulary chief, arrived astatine a section constabulary presumption connected Thursday.

This is 2 days aft the Supreme Court granted Mr Singh extortion from arrest, portion ordering him to cooperate successful the investigation.

Mr Singh was past publically seen successful May successful Mumbai.

It's unclear wherever helium has been meanwhile, but his lawyer told the apical tribunal connected Monday that Mr Singh was "very overmuch successful India" but was hiding arsenic helium was apprehensive astir "actions being taken by the authorities of Maharashtra", of which Mumbai is the capital.

On Wednesday, assorted news channels reported that Mr Singh had told them that helium was successful Chandigarh city, wherever helium has a household home, and would soon instrumentality to Mumbai.

Mr Singh is facing charges of extortion successful astatine slightest 4 antithetic cases filed by realtors, hoteliers and bookies successful Mumbai.

He had until present refused to crook up for questioning by a sheet acceptable up by the Maharashtra government. Instead, his lawyers filed a petition successful the Supreme Court, challenging the probe itself.

Mr Singh's lawyer asked the tribunal to transportation the probe from the Mumbai constabulary - who study to the authorities authorities - to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), a national unit.

The two-judge seat didn't regularisation connected the petition, but said things were becoming "curiouser and curiouser" successful the conflict betwixt Mr Singh and his erstwhile brag and Maharashtra's erstwhile interior minister, Anil Deshmukh.

Mr Singh was removed from his presumption arsenic Mumbai's constabulary main successful March, weeks aft an SUV afloat of explosives was found extracurricular the location of Mukesh Ambani, Asia's richest man. The lawsuit took a much sinister crook erstwhile the assemblage of the alleged proprietor of the car was recovered washed up successful the oversea soon after.

Federal detectives past arrested an serviceman with the elite transgression subdivision of the Mumbai constabulary successful transportation with the case.

Days later, Mr Singh was removed from his station and moved to caput Maharashtra's location guards, a poorly resourced unit which assists the police.

Mr Deshmukh said the transportation was the effect of "serious mistakes" made by officers moving nether Mr Singh.

But aft joining his caller job, Mr Singh wrote a missive to the government, accusing Mr Deshmukh, of extortion and corruption. The curate denied the allegations but was forced to resign.

In May, Mr Singh went connected aesculapian leave, and extended it twice. But past helium disappeared and no-one, including his family, seemed to cognize wherever helium was.

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