IPS Officer and former Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh has approached the Bombay High Court challenging the scope of the Single Member High Level Inquiry Committee headed by retired Justice KU Chandiwal and the directions issued for his appearance before the Committee. .The Inquiry Committee had been constituted by the Maharashtra government in order to conduct a judicial inquiry into the allegations levelled by Singh against former State Home Minister Anil Deshmukh..[BREAKING] Maharashtra government orders judicial inquiry by retired Justice KU Chandiwal into allegations against Home Minister Anil Deshmukh .In his petition, Singh pointed out that his letter written to Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray making allegations of corruptions and interference in police postings against former Home Minister Anil Deshmukh..Since the allegations were against a higher official of the State administration, he sought a CBI inquiry through a plea before the High Court.The High Court had allowed the CBI to conduct a preliminary enquiry into the allegations of malpractices by Deshmukh. CBI subsequently registered an FIR against the former Home Minister and unknown persons.The High Court order was also challenged before the Supreme Court by the Maharashtra government which was dismissed by the Court. .Singh submitted that the scope of the Inquiry Committee did not survive in light of the judicial orders. The petition stated that the Inquiry Committee was not set up under the Commissions of Inquiry Act..Singh stated that he had been summoned by the Inquiry Committee in May 2021, and when he refused to appear before the Committee, costs were imposed upon him.Singh had addressed a letter to the Committee pointing out that issues which were being inquired into had already been considered by the high Court. However, the Committee rejected Singh's contention and an order was passed directing Singh to remain present for cross examination. .Through the petition filed by advocate Anukul Sheth, Singh has raised the following legal issues:Whether the Inquiry Committee can continue with the inquiry once the scope entrusted to it has already been adjudicated upon by the High Court and the Supreme Court?Whether the Inquiry Committee can continue with the inquiry once nothing survives to be inquired into?Whether Singh can be compelled to dispose before the Inquiry Committee and face cross examination when "its scope itself states that the contents are based on hearsay"?