The criticism in the FIR registered by Marine Drive police towards former prime Mumbai cop Param Bir Singh tells a sordid story of a man, Sanjay Punamiya, who might predict the close to future.
On Thursday, South Mumbai primarily based businessman Punamiya was arrested together with yet one more individual in the extortion case registered towards Singh and 5 different law enforcement officials.
While the complainant in the case, Shyam Sunder Agarwal, and Punamiya have been at loggerheads, the latter is alleged to be shut to Singh. In March this 12 months, a assembly was held between Punamiya and Agarwal to kind out the problems and discover an amicable answer to a case that was registered in Juhu police station by Punamiya towards Agarwal. This 3.5-hour-long assembly was tape recorded by Agarwal and it types the premise of the FIR towards Singh and others.
In the dialog, Punamiya claimed on March 23 that a senior Union Minister had assigned him a job — to take the “wicket” of a Maharashtra minister and that central companies would begin investigating right here in Mumbai.
Agarwal’s lawyer submitted pen drives with two voice recordings every of three hours and a couple of hours roughly between Punamiya and him. The pen drives had been submitted to officers on the Marine Drive police station on Thursday night.
In his assertion to the police, Agarwal mentioned, “The meetings took place on March 23, 2021 and on March 30. During the meeting, multiple calls were made by Parambir Singh, DCP Akbar Pathan and a few other officials on Sanjay Punamiya’s phone and on WhatsApp. That time, Sanjay Punamiya mentioned the Rs 100 crore extortion issue letter sent by Parambir Singh and also said that, very soon, CBI inquiry will be initiated in the matter.”
The statement further reads that as per Agarwal, Punamiya said, “NIA will investigate the state government’s four to five ministers and those ministers and the Maharashtra state government will be in trouble. Arrested police officer Sachin Vaze is in touch.”
Transcripts of the voice relating to have additionally been submitted to Marine Drive police. In his assertion, Agarwal added that Sanjay Punamiya mentioned that he was answerable for taking the wicket of a prime Maharashtra Minister. Punamiya additionally reportedly acknowledged that the Maharashtra authorities will fall quickly and Parambir Singh could be reinstated as Mumbai police commissioner, or the central authorities will appoint him to a prime put up.
“Sanjay Punamiya even took the name of a very senior leader and said he has given him responsibility on March 23. A few days later, things went exactly as Punamiya had predicted, so we were even more scared. We feared that if Param Bir Singh became the Mumbai police commissioner again, then with the help of other policemen, fake cases could be made against us and we could be sent behind bars for four to five years. Fearing this I did not lodge a police case then. Now that Parambir Singh is out of Mumbai, I have filed the case. I will submit the two voice recordings with the police,” Agarwal’s assertion concludes.
According to the criticism assertion in the FIR, Agarwal allegedly paid Rs 15.5 crore to Singh and the opposite officers too had been to get their minimize of the cash after ensuring that the Juhu case was withdrawn.
Joint Commissioner of Police, Law and Order, Mumbai, Vishwad Nangre Patil mentioned, “We have acquired two pen drives with voice recordings from the complainant and we will be analysing them.”