Thursday, December 8, 2022
HomeIndia'Delhi lobby' was upset with Mumbai's ex-police chief Param Bir Singh, says...

‘Delhi lobby’ was upset with Mumbai’s ex-police chief Param Bir Singh, says Shiv Sena

Shiv Sena also questioned the move of NIA taking ove probe into Ambani-SUV case, saying that the agency generally investigates terrorism-related cases, but there was no terror angle involved in this episode.

Text Size:

Mumbai: Two days after Param Bir Singh was shunted out from the post of Mumbai police commissioner, the Shiv Sena on Friday defended him saying that his transfer does not make him a criminal, and alleged that a “particular lobby in Delhi” was upset with him as the TRP scam came to light during his tenure.

The ruling party in Maharashtra also questioned the move of the National Investigation Agency (NIA) taking over the probe into the explosives-laden SUV found parked near industrialist Mukesh Ambani’s house last month, saying that the agency generally investigates terrorism-related cases, but there was no terror angle involved in this episode.

The Maharashtra government on Wednesday transferred Singh, who was under fire over handling of the Ambani-SUV case, and appointed senior IPS officer Hemant Nagrale in his place.

“A vehicle containing 20 gelatin sticks was found on Mumbai’s Carmichael Road, which has triggered blasts in the state politics and administration in the last few days. Param Bir Singh was removed as Mumbai police commissioner and senior officer Hemant Nagrale was appointed in his place. These are not routine transfers,” the Sena said in an editorial in party mouthpiece ‘Saamana’.

The explosives-laden SUV found near Ambani’s house and the suspicious death of Mansukh Hiran, who was in possession of the vehicle, are worrisome. The opposition BJP has raised some questions over it, but while the state Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) was probing the Hiran death case, the NIA took over the investigation (into the vehicle found near Ambani’s house), it said.

Hope its motive is not to malign the state government, it added.

“The NIA generally probes terrorism-related cases. But there is no terror angle involved in this case and still it stepped in. However, the outcome of the agency’s probe into the terror attacks of Uri, Pathankot and Pulwama is still a mystery. The 20 gelatin sticks found in Mumbai appears to be a big challenge for the NIA,” the Uddhav Thackeray-led party said.

It said that Param Bir Singh had taken over as Mumbai police chief during the difficult time of coronavirus pandemic and boosted the morale of the police force.

“During his tenure, the television rating points (TRP) scam came to light. A particular lobby in Delhi was upset with him over that,” it said.

Now, Singh has been transferred, but it does not make him a criminal, the party added.

It also accused the opposition of politicising the death of Hiran and lowering the morale of the state police.

“At least considering the prevailing situation, no one should commit such a sin. If the opposition feels it can gain power through such means, it is wrong,” the Sena said.

The opposition seeks to know the political bosses in the Hiran case, it said, adding that they should themselves find it out. “There are no political bosses in such cases.

This is not the culture of Maharashtra,” it said.


Also read: Mumbai police commissioner Param Bir Singh transferred days after Sachin Waze arrest


 

Subscribe to our channels on YouTube & Telegram

Support Our Journalism

India needs fair, non-hyphenated and questioning journalism, packed with on-ground reporting. ThePrint – with exceptional reporters, columnists and editors – is doing just that.

Sustaining this needs support from wonderful readers like you.

Whether you live in India or overseas, you can take a paid subscription by clicking here.

Support Our Journalism

9 COMMENTS

  1. but parambir singh did not say so.
    why can’t you just publish what he has said. i have never seen his statment in the print.
    what a shambolic reporting are you adhering to ?
    you people should realize that there are so many indians fed of congress corruption and that is why we support modiji and bjp.
    many of the journalists and the intellectuals of the earlier years never seem to realise this fact nor the fact that corruption is a cancer for the country. they thrived in that atmosphere.

  2. Every Indian citizen with a minimum wisdom & common sense know well, whether it was Delhi who was upset with Parambir or Shiv Sena who is upset with his exit. No justification or discussion is required. Picture abhi baaki hai, Mr. Thackeray & Mr. Rawat…
    You people behaved in a manner as if you were the bosses of MUMBAI STATE, by totally ignoring & sidelining the legalities in the SSR, Kangana & similar cases. Since this time the matter involved the top most industrialist, the centre had to take a lead role with detailed investigation.

  3. Which State has Police with Good Conduct , Good indisputable Performance And INTEGRITY ? Both MAHARASHTRA , and WEST BENGAL , irrespective of the PARTY in POWER have the Worst Performing POLICE DEPARTMENTS ! They are Only after BIHAR , UP and Orissa ! NO AUTHORITIES to Check / Control !

  4. Independant India is soul of every Indian.Police
    Force is part of our soul who protect our values and
    and life. All of us should hope and build good society
    to live peacefully.Our inner values are more important than outward culture.Our great leaders taught these
    Inherent ethos. Leadership in police is very important
    In society.Let us honour their dedication to the society.

  5. What a restrained reporting!if NIA had not taken over all the evidences would have been destroyed,the name of the real culprits would never have seen light of the day.

  6. Why Sena is so rattled by. NIA move, only Sena knows. The extortion money collections were trade mark of one outfit in Maharashtra for long. It came as a shock to Sena that they are left out. Parambir Singh flouted all norms, jailed citizens of repute at will at the behest of the government. He was running a mobile collection Bank in luxury cars. Known for his notorious past, he has not still got what he deserves.

  7. If some rogue elements in police (who takes orders from political dispensation of the day) indulge in terrorizing people, it fulfills definition of TERRORISM

    Thus, state’s ATS starts investigating a case

    Each terrorism related case is a matter of National Security

  8. explosives laden car loaded with 20 gelatine sticks was parked near Ambani house, so NSA cannot investigate terror angle ? Why Udhav still supporting the the police officials who are terrorising public giving clean certificate, entire Mumbai is watching

Comments are closed.

Most Popular