Param Bir Singh, who named Arnab Goswami’s Republic TV in TRP scam, flees to Russia? Faced investigation in bomb scare case outside Mukesh Ambani’s house

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Former Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh is rumoured to have fled to Russia after being investigated in the bomb scare case outside Mukesh Ambani’s house. He had shot to fame after sensationally naming Arnab Goswami’s Republic TV for its alleged role in the TRP scam in October last year. Maharashtra Home Minister Dilip Walse Patil said that his government was searching for the former top cop.

Param Bir Singh
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“Along with the union home ministry, we’re also searching for his whereabouts. I’ve heard something like that but as a govt officer, he can’t go abroad without govt clearance,” Patil was quoted by news agency ANI.

Patil added, “We’ve issued a Lookout Circular (LOC) and if he went away, then it is not good.”

Singh had shot an extraordinary letter to Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray accusing the then state Home Minister Anil Deshmukh of corruption after he was removed from his post for lapses in the case pertaining to the discovery of an explosive-laden SUV from outside the house of Mukesh Ambani.

Deshmukh had threatened to file a defamation case against Param Bir Singh for his Rs 100 crore extortion charge. He had tweeted, “The former Commissioner of Police, Parambir Singh has made false allegations in order to save himself as the involvement of Sachin Waze in Mukesh Ambani & Mansukh Hiren’s case is becoming clearer from the investigation carried out so far & threads are leading to Mr. Singh as well.”

Singh, in his letter to Thackeray, had accused Deshmukh of directing the suspended cop, Sachin Vaze, to collect Rs. 100 crore from bars, pubs and other establishments in Mumbai for his personal fund.

Vaze was later arrested in the SUV discovery case by the NIA before being suspended by the Mumbai Police.