(MENAFN- NewsBytes) Former Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh on Thursday arrived in Mumbai to appear before the crime branch which is probing an extortion case against him. 'I will join the investigation as directed by the court,' Singh told reporters soon after his arrival. The development comes after the Supreme Court on Monday granted him protection from arrest and asked him to join the probe.
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Singh was declared 'absconding' by a Mumbai court, with media reports suggesting he had left India. However, Singh Monday told SC that he was in India and 'faces a threat to his life.' Thursday's appearance was the first since he disappeared from public view in October. Notably, Singh faces four police cases and two preliminary inquiries by the Maharashtra government on extortion charges.
Information Singh to record statement in an extortion case: Official
A Mumbai Police official said Singh had arrived in Mumbai from Chandigarh. He appeared before the Mumbai Police crime branch unit-11 and is soon going to record his statement in connection with an extortion case registered at Goregaon police station, the official added.
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