Former Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh is “very much in the country and he is not absconding”, his advocate tells the Supreme Court. Singh is hiding as he faces a threat to his life from the Mumbai Police, the advocate says.
The top court had made it clear during the last hearing on Thursday that it will not entertain Singh’s plea for protection against arrest in an alleged extortion case until his location is known.
The bench headed by justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul had Singh’s lawyer on November 18 that his petition will be heard “only after he tells which part of the country or the world he is in”.
“No protection, no hearing till we have the answer to the question – where are you?” the bench told Singh’s counsel, who then sought time till Monday to get instructions.