MUMBAI: Acting director general of police (DGP) Sanjay Pandey has written to the state government saying he is recusing himself from the task of conducting two inquiries against former city police commissioner Param Bir Singh. Pandey sent the communication after Singh alleged the acting DGP offered to mediate in his stand-off with the state government.
Singh had telephoned Pandey and recorded the conversation with him in which the acting DGP allegedly offered to mediate between him and the state government. Singh attached the transcripts of the conversation to a petition he filed in the Bombay high court against the government decision to conduct the two inquiries.
Singh challenged the two orders passed on April 1 and 20 by the state and which directed a preliminary inquiry by Pandey under service rules and an inquiry into allegations made by a police inspector against him.