A look-out notice has been issued against former Mumbai Police chief Param Bir Singh, Thane Police Commissioner Jai Jeet Singh told ANI on Friday. A look-out notice is issued to prevent a person from leaving the country.

Last month, Singh along with 27 others were booked in a case related to an alleged incident of extortion in Thane based on a complaint by businessman Ketan Tanna.

Look-out notices against the other accused people will also be issued soon and a special investigation team headed by the deputy commissioner of Thane Police will conduct an inquiry into the case, according to the Hindustan Times.

In his complaint, Tanna alleged that when Singh was the Thane police commissioner between January 2018 and February 2019, he extorted Rs 1.25 crore from him by threatening to frame him in serious criminal cases.

Another case of extortion has been registered against Singh and former Thane Deputy Commissioner of Police Parag Manere at the city’s Kopri police station, according to PTI. In this case too, the police want to issue a look-out notice against Singh, an unidentified police official told the news agency.

Another controversy related to Singh

Singh was embroiled in another controversy in March after accusing former Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh of extorting money from owners of bars, restaurants and hookah parlours in Mumbai.

Deshmukh resigned from the state Cabinet on April 5 following the accusations. This happened after the Bombay High Court directed the Central Bureau of Investigation to conduct a preliminary inquiry into allegations against him.