Mumbai, Oct. 25 -- The state home department has proposed to declare former Mumbai police commissioner Param Bir Singh an absconder. The home department has informed the Intelligence Bureau that the IPS officer is no more traceable and also sought the central agency's help to search him.

According to the officials in the home department, the legal process of declaring Singh an absconder has begun. The department has sought legal opinion to make the proposal foolproof by complying with the legal formalities. The state has already proposed to suspend the officer after he went untraceable since May this year. The home department has also initiated departmental inquiry against him for the lapses in the Antilia explosives scare case.

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