Mumbai: Former Mumbai police commissioner Parambir Singh on Monday filed a petition before the Supreme court about his transfer to Home Guard Department.
Singh was last week transferred from the post of Mumbai police commissioner in the midst of a probe by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) into the recovery of an explosives-laden SUV which was found parked outside the south Mumbai residence of industrialist Mukesh Ambani on February 25.
Reacting to his transfer, Maharashtra home minister Anil Deshmukh said that Singh was removed because some “serious lapses” surfaced in the police probe in the Ambani bomb scare case.
But Singh hit back with a letter to chief minister Uddhav Thackeray which has since shaken the political field in Maharashtra. Singh claimed in the letter that Deshmukh asked arrested cop Sachin Vaze to extort money to the tune of Rs. 100 crore per month from various establishments in Mumbai like hotels and bars.