Patna, August 6
Bihar Police chief Gupteshwar Pandey on Thursday warned of authorized motion if an IPS officer, who had gone to Mumbai to probe actor Sushant Singh Rajput dying case, was not launched from “forcible quarantine” by the tip of the day.
Pandey expressed bewilderment over no optimistic response from the municipal authorities in Mumbai, whom he accused of maintaining IPS officer Vinay Tiwari in digital home arrest, regardless of being knowledgeable in regards to the antagonistic remarks made by Supreme Court towards their motion.
Talking to reporters, the DGP stated he’ll seek the advice of the state’s Advocate General on the matter and, if Tiwari, posted as SP, City (East) in Patna, was not allowed to depart by immediately, transferring the courtroom may very well be an possibility.
It is a digital home arrest. Our officer went to Mumbai after informing his counterparts there in writing and over cellphone. I too had despatched an SMS to my counterpart in Maharashtra informing him that Tiwari shall be there for 3 days and shared with him the main points, Pandey stated.
Tiwari had requested for an lodging within the IPS Mess, which was not granted. We let it go. But his forcible quarantine shortly after his reaching Mumbai is unacceptable.
The IG, Patna Zone, wrote to the BMC chief quoting the rules of the Maharashtra authorities below which Tiwari may have been exempted from quarantine. It elicited no optimistic response, he lamented.
Pandey stated yesterday, when the Supreme Court additionally frowned upon the remedy meted out to Tiwari and referred to as it “unprofessional”, the IGP once more contacted the municipal authorities, however nothing got here of it.
“We shall now be ready until the tip of the day and consulting the Advocate General within the meantime. If all else fails, transferring the courtroom may very well be an possibility, Pandey added.
Meanwhile, a four-member staff of Patna police which had been tenting in Mumbai for greater than per week and finishing up investigation within the matter, returned from the western metropolis however refused to be drawn into any controversy regarding the matter.
All went high quality. We carried out our probe as per the directions of our seniors. Whatever our findings have been, we are going to share these with our higher-ups, the officers stated in response to a barrage of questions from journalists right here upon arrival.
They additionally side-stepped queries about reported non- cooperation by the Mumbai police.
During their keep in Mumbai, they recorded the statements of Rajput’s sister, his former girlfriend Ankita Lokhande, director Rumi Jaffrey, the late actor’s flatmate Siddharth Pithani, his supervisor, cook dinner, docs amongst others, a member of the staff earier stated earlier than leaving for Bihar.
The staff had additionally visited some banks to look into the monetary transactions constructed from Rajput’s accounts.
The 34-year-old actor was discovered lifeless inside his Bandra residence on June 14 final and an FIR was lodged by his father Okay Okay Singh, who resides in Patna, at a neighborhood police station on July 25.
A tug of conflict ensued between the governments of the 2 states with Maharashtra contending that Bihar had no jurisdiction within the matter because the dying came about outdoors the state.
A petition difficult Bihar police’s jurisdiction to probe the case was additionally filed within the Supreme Court by actress Rhea Chakraborty, who alongside along with her members of the family has been named as the primary accused within the FIR lodged by Rajput’s father.
She has been accused of abetting the actor’s suicide, maintaining him in wrongful confinement, and defrauding him of crores of rupees.
The deadlock led the bereaved father to name up Pandey and request that the matter be handed over to the CBI which was adopted, the identical day, by a advice to the impact by the Nitish Kumar authorities.
The Centre, too, issued a notification approving the advice, in an obvious rebuff to the Shiv Sena-NCP- Congress authorities in Maharashtra that there was no want at hand over the matter to the CBI. PTI