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Supreme Court extends protection from arrest for former Mumbai police chief Param Bir Singh

The Supreme Court on Monday extended the interim protection from arrest of former Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh till January 11 in connection with the criminal cases filed against him, Live Law reported.

Five cases of extortion have been filed against Singh.

The Supreme Court said on Monday that the Mumbai Police could continue investigating the cases against Singh but asked them not to file any chargesheets, according to Live Law.

At the hearing, Justices SK Kaul and MM Sundresh also sought the Central Bureau of Investigation’s response to Singh’s petition that the cases against him be transferred to the agency, The Indian Express reported.

The former police chief argued that the cases were linked to matters that were already under the central agency’s scrutiny.

Solicitor General Tushar Mehta said that the cases should be transferred to the Central Bureau of Investigation, Live Law reported.

“But I will file an affidavit articulating the same,” he added.

The Central Bureau of Investigation is conducting an inquiry against former Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh, who had been accused of corruption by Singh in March.

Singh had alleged that Deshmukh extorted money from bars and restaurants in Mumbai.

The Nationalist Congress Party leader had resigned from the Maharashtra Cabinet because of the accusations. In April, the Central Bureau of Investigation had filed a case against him based…

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