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Allegations of extortion and corruption will be investigated, ACB notice to Parambir Singh

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The troubles of former Mumbai Police Commissioner Parambir Singh are not taking rest. A notice has been sent to Parambir Singh on behalf of the Maharashtra Anti Corruption Bureau. This notice has been sent against the extortion and corruption against him. Maharashtra Home Minister Dilip Walse Patil, while giving a statement on the issue of Parambir Singh, said that whatever allegations have been made against him. All those allegations will be investigated impartially. Whoever is guilty will be punished. A few days ago, the matter of registration of a case against Parambir Singh at Marine Drive police station in Mumbai came to the fore. Now an FIR has been registered against 6 people including Singh in Thane city adjoining Mumbai.

Parambir Singh has been accused by Thane city builder Sharad Agarwal of demanding a ransom of Rs 2 crore. Following Agarwal’s complaint, Thane police registered a case and started further investigation. A case of extortion has been registered against eight people including Parambir Singh at Marine Drive police station in Mumbai. Apart from Parambir Singh, five other policemen and two civilians are also involved in this FIR. A DCP of Crime Branch has also been made an accused in this case. At present, the police have arrested both the civilians, whose names are being told as Sunil Jain and Punmiya. A builder Shyam Sundar Agarwal has filed a case against all these police officers and civilians. The police have registered a case under IPC sections 387, 388, 389, 403, 409, 420, 423, 464, 465, 467, 468 and other sections.

Parambir Singh had accused former Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh of extorting Rs 100 crore a week through Sachin Vajhe and other police officers. Both CBI and ED are investigating against Anil Deshmukh in this case. . The Enforcement Directorate had also summoned Anil Deshmukh, his wife, and sons, to appear before the ED officials and record their statements. However, no one from the Deshmukh family has visited the ED office yet.

Parambir Singh had occupied the government residence despite being transferred between 2015 and 2018. Due to this, the government has also imposed a fine of Rs 24 lakh on him. Parambir Singh has been accused of using two government residences. When he was the police commissioner in Thane city, he was simultaneously using two government residences. In the year 2018, a fine of Rs 54 lakh 10 thousand 545 was imposed against Parambir Singh. After that Singh sareted living in Neelima Apartments in Malabar Hill.

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Delhi Police to probe Rohini courtroom shootout

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Delhi Police Crime Branch has taken over the investigation of Rohini courtroom shootout case in which gangster Jitender Mann, alias Gogi, and two others were killed.

Since Saturday police have been deployed outside of district court in Rohini in the light of Friday’s incident.

Bar Council of Delhi chairman Rakesh Sherawat, along with other officials have reached Delhi Police headquarters to meet Police Commissioner Rakesh Asthana to discuss and review security in Delhi court premises.

Gogi was shot dead in a courtroom by two assailants from the rival ‘Tilu’ gang, dressed as lawyers in broad daylight amid a packed court house. The incident took place inside the courtroom where a case was being heard against him.

The two assailants were subsequently shot dead by the police. However, the incident led to chaos and panic in the courtroom where the judge had commenced proceedings. A woman lawyer was reportedly injured in the firing.

Besides being accused in dozens of cases, including murder, kidnapping and fraud in other states, Gogi was on Delhi police’s most-wanted list. His gang was involved in possession of illegal arms, carjacking and land grabbing.

A lawyer, who was inside the courtroom at the time of the incident, told IANS that everything happened so fast that they could not even catch their breath. “The firing began just seconds before the hearing in the case of gangster Gogi. Judge Gagandeep Singh was sitting inside the courtroom,” he said, adding that there was utter chaos.

“There was an exchange of at least 30-35 rounds of bullets between the police and the attackers,” an eyewitness said.

According to sources, the attackers were from the Tilu Tajpuria gang and the Delhi Police’s Special Cell had input about the possibility of such an incident.

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Drugs worth Rs 2.5cr in champagne bottles seized in K’taka

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Karnataka Police have arrested a foreign national and seized drugs worth Rs 2.5 crore being smuggled in champagne bottles, sources said on Saturday. The contraband also included 2,500 grams of MDMA crystal powder.

The drugs were sold to students, industrialists in the reputed hotels. The investigations are on to ascertain the source of the drugs. The accused was caught while he was selling the drugs near Yusuf Maszid service road in HBR Layout, according to police.

Each Champagne bottle carrying drugs was sold for Rs 60 to Rs 70 lakh. The middleman used to pack it in small packets and sold it to the customers. Govindapura police are following leads to nab the others involved in the racket.

The accused has been identified as Dosu Khaleef, 28, a citizen of the Ivory Coast. A mobile and a two-wheeler was also seized from Khaleef.

Khaleef come to India three years ago under a tourist visa. However, the police have not retrieved visa or passport from him, police sources said. He used to bring drugs in the form of the powder packed in Champagne bottles. He used to procure drugs in Goa and bring them to Bengaluru, they add.

He is a repeated offender and was arrested by the police for selling narcotics substances in 2019 and 2020 on two occasions by Bengaluru police. However, he continued with the drug peddling after obtaining bail, police said.

A notice has also been served to the owner of the house for renting out his house without verifying the accused’s Visa and Passport.

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Firing at Delhi Court, undertrial among 3 dead

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 Three people were killed, including an undertrial gangster in a firing incident inside the Rohini Court here on Friday in a major security breach.

According to sources, the incident took place at the Rohini NDPS Court No. 207. Delhi Police Special Cell-nabbed gangster Jitender Singh Mann, alias Gogi, was being presented in the court. Gogi was shot dead by his rivals. Sources confirmed that the attackers were from Tilu Tajpuria gang.

Gogi was arrested by the special cell in April. He was involved in the killing of Haryana-based singer 22-year-old Harshita Dahiya, who was gunned down by assailants in 2017 in Panipat. Gogi carried a cash reward of Rs 4 lakh in Delhi and Rs 2.5 lakh in Haryana.

Confirming the incident, a Delhi Police spokesperson said a police team took swift action and launched counter firing. Two of the assailants were in lawyers attire and attacked the undertrial Jitender Gogi. “Both assailants died along with Gogi,” the spokesperson said.

“They killed Gogi and the cops shot them dead,” sources said adding that the Judge was present in the court at the time of the incident. A woman lawyer was also injured during the firing.

Delhi Police Commissioner Rakesh Asthana also confirmed that the attackers have been neutralized.

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