The Enforcement Directorate (ED) is soon expected to question and record the statement of former Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh in a money laundering case linked to his allegation of a Rs 100 bribery-cum-extortion racket in the state police establishment that led to the resignation of former Maharashtra home minister Anil Deshmukh, officials said on Friday.
The 59-year-old has been issued summons to appear before the investigating officer of the case in Mumbai and the senior Indian Police Service (IPS) officer has sought some time to depose apparently owing to an health issue.
The summons has been issued to Param Bir sometime ago as part of the investigation into the case involving him and Deshmukh, they said.
Param Bir, a 1988-batch IPS officer, is currently the director general of Maharashtra Police home guards unit. He was removed as the Mumbai CP after multiple probes were launched into an instance of security scare that was reported from near the Mumbai house of Mukesh Ambani.