Tariq Parveen, an alleged aide of fugitive gangster Dawood Ibrahim, was arrested by Thane police on Friday in an extortion case where IPS officer Param Bir Singh is an accused.
In another case, Tariq Abdul Karim Merchanta alias Tariq Parveen (55), who is already in jail, was wanted in a case registered at Thane Nagar police station.
The present FIR names over 20 people, including Singh, who was the police commissioner of Mumbai and Thane, and a few other police officers.
It was registered on a complaint by builder Ketan Tanna, who alleged that Singh and other officials extorted money from him by threatening to implicate him in false cases when Singh was Thane’s police commissioner.
In another extortion case, accused Parveen Taloja is lodged in jail. A Mumbai court on Friday ordered that he be handed over to Thane Police. The Thane police produced him in a local court, which sent him to police custody till September 22.
Singh has not yet been arrested in this case. He was transferred from the post of Mumbai Police Commissioner in March following the ‘Antilia bomb scare incident’. He later accused the then Home Minister of Maharashtra, Anil Deshmukh, of corruption, due to which the minister had to resign.