Mumbai: Former Mumbai Police Commissioner Parambir Singh was seen at Crime Branch Unit 11 in Kandivli today (November 25, 2021) after he was declared a fugitive by a Mumbai court. Parambir, who lived in Nadard from Mumbai for 231 days, had arrived today to join the ongoing probe into the Goregaon recovery case. Tell me, this is not the first time that Parambir was seen hiding like this when the crisis arises. Even during the 26/11 Mumbai attacks, he was accused of refusing to fight terrorists.
Now, retired Maharashtra ACP Shamsher Khan Pathan has also levelled serious allegations against Singh over the same attack in 2008. Pathan in a letter to the Mumbai Police Commissioner said that the phone recovered from Kasab after 26/11 was kept by Parambir Singh, which he never handed over to the investigating officers. Kasab's phone could have traced the handlers of Pakistan and India. Kasab was allegedly given orders from Pakistan by his bosses on this phone. Pathan said he was at Paidhuni police station on 26/11 and his batchmate NR Mali was posted at Senior Inspector DB Marg police station. He wrote that on the day of 26/11, Ajmal Amir Kasab was arrested from Girgaum Chowpatty area. He then spoke to his partner NR Mali over phone. Meanwhile, they came to know that kasab had recovered a phone which was earlier with constable Kamble and later taken by Parambir Singh from Kamble.
According to former ACP, his discussions with Mali continued in the matter. It was then that he came to know that Parambir Singh had not handed over the phone to the investigating officer of the case. Mali had also told Shamsher that he had met South Zone Commissioner Venkatesham and informed him about the phone but no action was taken even after that. When mali went to Parambir, he lashed out at him and said that he had nothing to do with it.
Before Shamsher Khan Pathan, Parambir Singh was also charged by the then Commissioner of Police Hasan Ghafoor. He said that at the time of the 26/11 terror attack, senior police officials, including Parambir Singh, had categorically refused to fight the terrorists. Ghafoor had said that Joint Commissioner of Law and Order KL Prasad, Additional Commissioner of Crime Branch Deven Bharti, Additional Commissioner of Southern Region K Venkatesham and Additional Commissioner of Police Parambir Singh of Anti-Terrorism Squad had failed to perform their duties during the Mumbai terror attack.