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“People Living In Glass House Should Not Throw Stones At Others”: SC On Param Bir Singh’s Plea

The SC termed it “shocking that Mr Singh, who has served the state cadre for over 30 years, is now stating that he has no trust in the state police.

The Apex Court on Friday said eople living in glass houses should “not throw stones” at others, and termed it “shocking” that former Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh, who has served the state cadre for over 30 years, is now stating that he has no trust in the state police.

Hearing Mr Singh’s plea seeking transfer of all inquiries against him to an independent agency outside Maharashtra, the SC said the petitioner should not have doubt on the police force in which he has served.

A vacation bench of Justices Hemant Gupta and V Ramasubramanian said: “It is commonly said, the person who lives in glass house should not throw stones at others.”

Senior advocate Mahesh Jethmalani, appearing for Me Singh, said: “Your lordships are assuming that I (Singh) am living in a glass house.” He added that false cases have been lodged against the police officer.

Mr Singh’s counsel withdrew the plea and said he would avail other appropriate remedy after apex court observed that it would dismiss the petition.

The bench allowed Mr Singh to withdraw the plea.

 

 

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