Mumbai: Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh on Thursday, revealed that Mumbai police commissioner Param Bir Singh was transferred due to the lapses he and his office had done, including the Antilla bomb probe.
Stating that the ex-Mumbai CP’s office had damaged the reputation of Maharashtra police, which used to be compared to Scotland Yard, Deshmukh said ‘some mistakes cannot be forgiven’, in an interview with Marathi daily Lokmat.
Days after Mumbai API Sachin Vaze’s suspension, Param Bir Singh was shunted out of Mumbai CP’s post to Maharashtra Home Guard, replaced by Hemant Nagrale.
“There have been major lapses in the Mumbai commissioner’s office under his regime. These mistakes are not worth forgiving and hence his transfer was done. NIA and ATS are probing the matter. Whatever comes out in the probe, the accused will be punished. The Maharashtra police was compared with Scotland Yard, but nowadays some mistakes of some police officers and his associates have damaged its reputation,” said Deshmukh. Earlier on Wednesday, Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut too said, “This is not a routine transfer. CM felt as there were doubts being raised against some police officers by Opposition and media, they should be transferred till the probe is done,” stated Anil Deshmukh.