In a major setback to Param Bir Singh, the Thane Police on Friday registered an FIR against the former Mumbai Commissioner of Police. The FIR, filed by alleged cricket bookie Sonu Jalan and businessman Ketan Tanna, also has 27 other names including Ravi Pujari and Pradeep Sharma.
Notably, this is the fourth FIR against the former Mumbai Commissioner of Police.
They have been booked under several sections of IPC- Section 384 (extortion), 386 (Extortion by putting a person in fear of death or grievous hurt), 387 (put any person in fear of death or of grievous hurt), 389 (Putting person in fear or accusation of arrest, in order to commit extortion), 392 (robbery), 324 (voluntary causing hurt by dangerous weapons), 504 (intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of peace), 506 (2) (criminal intimidation), 166 (public servant disobeying law with intent to cause injury to any person), 109 (abetment), 120 B (criminal conspiracy) and Arms Act.
In April, Sonu Jalan and two others wrote to the Maharashtra CM alleging an extortion racket being run by former Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh.
To support their accusation, they placed key evidence including audio tapes, CDRs, and other documents on-record during the hearing.
Earlier, the Mumbai police on July 22 registered a case of extortion against the former Mumbai CP, DCP Akbar Pathan, two civilians, and 4 Police inspectors and junior-level police personnel.