Anti-Corruption Body Issues Lookout Notice Against Bar Owner In Probe Against Mumbai's Ex-Top Cop

The Anti-Corruption Bureau recently initiated an open inquiry into the allegations of corruption levelled against Param Bir Singh by inspector Anup Dange, who was suspended last year and reinstated into the police force earlier this year.

Anti-Corruption Body Issues Lookout Notice Against Bar Owner In Probe Against Mumbai's Ex-Top Cop

No lookout circular has been issued against Param Bir Singh though. (File)

Mumbai:

The Anti-Corruption Bureau has issued a lookout notice against a bar owner in south Mumbai in connection with its probe into corruption allegations against former Mumbai police commissioner Param Bir Singh, an official said on Tuesday.

The ACB recently initiated an open inquiry into the allegations of corruption levelled against Mr Singh by inspector Anup Dange, who was suspended last year and reinstated into the police force earlier this year.

On Tuesday, an ACB official refuted media reports about a lookout circular issued against Param Bir Singh, saying no such action has been taken by the anti-graft agency.

According to the ACB, Mr Dange had alleged that he was approached by a man claiming to be Param Bir Singh's relative and demanded a bribe of Rs 2 crore to reinstate him into the force.

During the open inquiry against Mr Singh, the name of Jitu Navlani, who owns a bar and restaurant in south Mumbai, cropped up, and the ACB has issued a lookout circular against him, the official said.

Notably, the Marine Drive police here recently registered an FIR on charges of extortion against Mr Singh and seven others.

Besides, another FIR on charges of extortion and kidnapping was registered against Mr Singh and others at Kopri police station in neighbouring Thane.

When contacted, the Mumbai and Thane police also said they have so far not issued any lookout notice against Mr Singh.