Mumbai police arrest ‘hawala’ operator in extortion case against Param Bir Singh

Alpesh Patel’s role comes to light during an investigation into the extortion case

Mumbai police arrest ‘hawala’ operator in extortion case against Param Bir Singh

Param Bir Singh. File photo

Mumbai, October 21

Mumbai Police have arrested a 42-year-old ‘hawala’ operator from Gujarat in connection with an extortion case registered against former Mumbai police commissioner Param Bir Singh, an official said on Thursday.

Alpesh Patel was apprehended on Tuesday by a team of the Mumbai Police’s crime branch unit-11 from Mehsana in Gujarat, he said.

Hawala denotes illegal transaction of funds by skirting the legal banking channels.

Patel's role came to light during an investigation into the extortion case, which was filed a few months back by businessman Bimal Agrawal at Goregaon police station here against IPS officer Param Bir Singh, the official said.

Accordingly, the Mumbai police launched a search for Patel. 

Acting on an information, a police team went to Mehsana and arrested Patel, the official said.

He was on Wednesday produced before a court which sent him in police custody till Friday, the official said, adding that a probe is under way into the case.

Multiple cases of extortion have been registered against Singh at various police stations in Mumbai and neighbouring Thane.

A lookout notice had also been issued against the IPS officer, but investigation agencies have not been able to trace him so far. PTI

Tribune Shorts


Top Stories

Eternal flame at India Gate, burning for 50 years, being merged

Amar Jawan Jyoti at India Gate merged with eternal flame at National War Memorial

Chief of Integrated Defence Staff Air Marshal B R Krishna pr...

Extinguishing Amar Jawan Jyoti amounts to extinguishing history: Congress

Extinguishing Amar Jawan Jyoti amounts to extinguishing history: Congress

Former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi hits out, saying some peo...

Charnajit Channi says he is preparing to sue Arvind Kejriwal for ‘defaming’ him

Charanjit Channi says he is planning to sue Arvind Kejriwal for 'defaming' him

Says Kejriwal had crossed all limits of decency by posting h...

‘Isolation’ not mandatory for foreign arrivals testing Covid positive: Authorities

'Isolation' not mandatory for foreign arrivals testing Covid positive

According to the revised ‘Guidelines for International Arriv...

Lakhimpur violence: Charge sheet against four in connection with lynching of BJP workers, driver

Lakhimpur violence: Charge sheet against four in connection with lynching of BJP workers, driver

Two FIRs were registered after the incident in October last ...

Cities

View All