(*24*) High Court tells Maharashtra government to not arrest Param Bir Singh till May 24
A division bench heard all 61 issues listed earlier than them till midnight and mentioned, “since we would seize to be vacation judges at the stroke of 12am so we adjourn the hearing to May 24.”
The (*24*) High Court on Friday directed the Maharashtra government to not arrest former police commissioner Param Bir Singh till May 24 within the atrocities case filed towards him.
A division bench of justices SJ Kathawalla and SP Tavade heard all 61 issues listed earlier than them till midnight and mentioned, “since we would seize to be vacation judges at the stroke of 12am so we adjourn the hearing to May 24.”
The court docket was listening to a petition filed by Mr Singh looking for to quash the FIR filed towards him at Bazzar Peth Police Station Kalyan and additionally it is registered at Akola. The plea states, “The FIR refers to an event of 2015 and is belatedly registered after having failed to pressurize him to withdraw his complaint against former home minister Anil Deshmukh.”
On March 20, Mr Singh had written a letter to the chief minister Uddhav Thackeray alleging that Mr Deshmukh directed suspended police officer Sachin Vaze to gather ₹100 crores from bars and eating places over a month.
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Senior advocate Mahesh Jethmalani representing Mr Singh mentioned 5 FIRs towards him are false and filed with malafide intent.
Senior advocate Darius Khambata showing for the Maharashtra government argued that the FIR was filed towards Mr Singh solely after a cognizable offense was made out.
The court docket requested Mr Khambata why all this when Mr Singh has had a fall out with the government and directed the State to not arrest him till May 24.
On April 24, 2021, police inspector Bhimraj Ghadge booked Mr Singh below a number of sections of the Schedule Castes and Schedule Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, the Civil Rights Protection Act, the Indian Penal Code alongside The Maharashtra Police Act at Akola.
On May 20, an affidavit was filed by Mr Ghadge within the matter who opposed the petition filed by Mr Singh and mentioned, “I vehemently deny that the complaint was lodged by me, and that the FIR was registered by the police in an attempt to pressurise the petitioner (Mr Singh) to withdraw the letter written by him to the chief minister.”