A day after Param Bir Singh was shunted out as Mumbai police commissioner, Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh on Thursday said that "serious and unforgivable mistakes" committed by some colleagues of the city top cop led to his transfer.
In his first public comments over the transfer, Deshmukh said Singh was shifted to ensure that the probe into with the bomb scare outside industrialist Mukesh Ambani's house in south Mumbai is conducted "properly and without hindrance".
Singh, who was under fire over the handling of the bomb scare episode, was on Wednesday transferred to the low- key Home Guard by the state government. Senior IPS officer Hemant Nagrale was appointed in his place.
Assistant police inspector Sachin Waze was recently arrested by the National Investigation Agency over its probe into the recovery of an explosives-laden SUV near Ambani's house on February 25.