Supreme Court transfers probe against Mumbai's ex-top cop Param Bir Singh to CBI
New Delhi/IBNS: The Supreme Court on Thursday transferred the corruption and misconduct cases against former Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh from the Mumbai Police to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).
All five FIRs against the former top cop will now be probed by the CBI.
"We are of the prima facie view that there is some concerted effort which needs the investigation by CBI. What is the truth, who is at fault how does such scenario come to prevail is something which investigation must get into? CBI must hold an impartial inquiry into all these aspects," the apex court said.
Param Bir Singh had filed a plea in the top court seeking handing over all investigations against him to the CBI from the Maharashtra police.
"Please do not leave me at the mercy of the state," Singh had appealed to the court, stating that he has never come across any case where the Home Minister and the chief of the party in power make a statement to the media that 'I will fix this officer'.
Singh is facing charges of extortion and corruption in Maharashtra.
The Maharashtra government had argued against the case being handed over to the CBI as it said the transfer affect the morale of the police.