An official said on Sunday that two persons in the blackmail FIR against former Mumbai police chief Param Bir Singh and others recorded in Thane had been detained for questioning. The guardianship of Sunil Jain and Sanjay Punamiya was taken from the police in Mumbai, who arrested them in another case. Jain and Punamiya were the five defendants in the Rs. 5 crore extortion case registered at Kopri Police Station in Thane after a relative complaint by a builder. They were detained by the local court until August 12 before trial, he said. . He said that senior police officers Singh, DCP (crime) Parag Manere and Manoj Ghotekar were the other three named in the case. Last week, another FIR registered against Singh and 27 others at Thane Nagar Police Station to investigate a case of racketeering brought by the builder Ketan Tanna. No one has been arrested in this regard. In March of this year, Singh was transferred from his post of police chief in Mumbai after he found a truck containing explosives near the residence of industrialist Mukesh Ambani in southern Mumbai. IPS officials then accused Anil Deshmukh, then state minister of the interior, of corruption.
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