Former Mumbai police commissioner Param Bir Singh destroyed a mobile phone seized from Mohammed Ajmal Kasab, Retired Assistant Police Commissioner Samsher Khan Pathan has alleged. Kasab was convicted in the 26/11 Mumbai attack by the Supreme Court and hanged in November 2012.
Though Pathan had submitted a written complaint to the Mumbai Police Commissioner on the matter in July and urged for an investigation and subsequent action against Singh, it was widely circulated on social media recently. Singh was removed from his post of Mumbai police chief earlier this year in March.
In this complaint, Pathan explains that NR Mali, then-senior inspector of the DB Marg police station, had informed him that they had recovered a mobile phone from Kasab. The device was handed to a constable identified as Kamble. Singh, then DIG (Anti-Terrorism Squab), took the mobile phone from the constable. Though he should have handed the phone over to Ramesh Mahale, the investigation officer in the case, he destroyed it, Pathan alleges.