Maharashtra government-appointed Justice Chandiwal commission has imposed a cost of ₹5,000 on former Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh for non-compliance of summons for the recording to statement.
The Commission had summoned him thrice but he had failed to appear in two hearings, while a third was attended by his lawyer.
The commission is probing the corruption allegations levelled by Param Bir Singh against former state home minister Anil Deshmukh. The state government has delegated powers of a civil court to the committee.
The one-member committee of High Court's retired judge Kailash Uttamchand Chandiwal was set up on March 30 to conduct a judicial inquiry into former Mumbai top cop's allegations made in an explosive letter to Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on March 20.
The letter came just days after Singh was shunted out as Mumbai Police Commissioner.