Param Bir ‘destroyed’ Ajmal Kasab’s mobile phone, claims former police officer

Retired Assistant Commissioner of Police Shamsher Khan Pathan has claimed that former Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh “destroyed” a mobile phone seized from 26/11 terror attack convict Mohammad Ajmal Kasab.

Pathan had given a written complaint to the Mumbai Police Commissioner in July asking him to investigate the entire matter and take necessary action against Singh. Although Pathan’s complaint was submitted four months ago, it was widely circulated on social media on Thursday, the day Singh appeared before the Mumbai crime branch to record his statement in an extortion case registered at the Goregaon police station. were presented.

Singh was removed from the post of Mumbai Police chief in March this year and was replaced by senior IPS officer Hemant Nagrale. Pathan has said in his complaint that the then senior inspector of DB Marg police station NR Mali had informed him that he had recovered a mobile phone from Kasab and the device was handed over to a constable identified as Kamble.

They alleged that Singh, who was the then DIG (Anti-Terrorist Squad), took the mobile phone from the constable. Pathan claimed in the complaint that Singh should have handed over the phone to Ramesh Mahale, the investigating officer in the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack case, but he “destroyed vital evidence”.

Singh could not be reached for comment. Kasab was caught alive 13 years ago during the terrorist attacks at several places in Mumbai. After hearing and confirmation of his death sentence by the Supreme Court, he was hanged in November 2012.

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