Not a good thing if Param Bir Singh left the country: Interior Minister of Maharashtra

Maharashtra Home Secretary Dilip Walse Patil said on Thursday the state government was looking for IPS officer Param Bir Singh and that was not a “good thing”. he was leaving the country. Patil was responding to reports from investigative agencies fearing that Singh had fled the country.

Speaking to reporters after an event in south Mumbai, Patil said: “We are looking for where he is.” When asked if Singh had left the country, Patil replied, “I heard something like this, but as a civil servant he cannot leave the country without letting us know. We have issued an Observation Circular (LOC) and if it goes, it is not good.

The CID searched for Singh in order to execute the bail warrant pronounced against him by the KU Chandiwal commission after Singh did not appear before it after repeated subpoenas.

The Commission was tasked with investigating allegations of corruption made by Singh against the former interior minister of Maharashtra, Anil Deshmukh. In addition, there are five FIRs registered against Singh in Maharashtra while the Anti-Corruption Bureau is carrying out two open investigations against him. Apart from the state police, the NIA, investigating the Ambani terrorist alarm case, issued a summons to Singh but he could not be reached.

Singh was on leave from his post as DG Home Guards on May 7, citing health concerns. He left Mumbai for Chandigarh and extended his leave citing poor health. He was fired as Mumbai’s police commissioner following the Ambani terror scare case earlier this year.