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Antilia case: Cong attacks BJP as intel suggests Param Bir Singh ‘fled the country’

By Saima Siddiqui 
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New Delhi: Launching a counter attack on Bharitya Janata Party over former Mumbai top cop, Param Bir Singh’s absconding reports, Congress leader Sachin Sawant blamed the BJP for providing a safe passage to the ex-Mumbai police commissioner and linked the disappearance to the likes of Nirav Modi, Mehul Choksi and Vijay Mallya.

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The BJP state leadership had earlier made a scathing attack on the Maharashtra government for pointing fingers at the Centre and said the state government needed to answer the question about the whereabouts of Param Bir Singh.

Congress leader Sachin Sawant said, “If Param Bir Singh has fled India, then there has to be a definite role of BJP in giving a safe passage to him. It is quite clear that saving Param Bir Singh supports the agenda of the BJP.”

“Remember, it was the NIA that was investigating the Antilia case initially. The NIA chargesheet clearly says that Sachin Waze was reporting to Param Bir who paid Rs 5 lakh to a cyber expert to create an alibi. Still, if Param Bir flees, then it’s a failure of the NIA. What was chowkidar govt doing? How often do we find chowkidar govt napping when people like Nirav Modi, Choksi, Mallya and Param Bir elope?” he further said.

BJP leader Ram Kadam had targeted Maharashtra government over the Param Bir Singh episode, saying, “The leaders of the Maharashtra government are making claims that Param Bir Singh has left the country. For the last two years, it has become a norm for the state government to point fingers at the central government. When will the state government realise its responsibility?” he said.

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Ram Kadam said, “The leaders of the Maharashtra government are making claims that Param Bir Singh has left the country. For the last two years, it has become a norm for the state government to point fingers at the central government. When will the state government realise its responsibility?” he said.

The BJP leader further added that the fight had started on the day Param Bir Singh wrote the letter and brought to light the Rs 100 crore bribe matter.

“What is the truth and what is the Maharashtra government upto? The state government will have to answer if the bosses of ministers who were involved in the bribery scandal are trying to hide Param Bir Singh,” he said.

The state government had earlier said that they have some inputs which suggest that Param Bir Singh might have fled the country and hence they were in touch with the Union home ministry to confirm his whereabouts.

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