Patna, August 8
The Bihar police’s investigation into the demise of actor Sushant Singh Rajput had progressed effectively till it received stymied on August 2, stated IPS officer Vinay Tiwari, who visited Mumbai on that date to guide the probe however ended up being quarantined by municipal authorities.
Upon his return to Patna late Friday evening, Tiwari, who’s posted right here because the SP City (East), nevertheless, declined to spill the beans on the findings of the investigation carried out by his crew asserting that doing so can be “inappropriate”.
“I had duly informed my counterparts in Mumbai about my official tour. I had sought accommodation and requisitioned a vehicle. Since my visit and its purpose were well known, people from the media approached me with their questions at the airport itself to which I replied,” Tiwari informed reporters upon his arrival on the airport right here.
The IPS officer, who was launched from quarantine on Friday, remarked with disappointment that regardless of intimation about his tour, “nobody came to the airport to receive me”.
“Nonetheless, I checked into a guest house and then went out to meet members of my team, who had been in the city since July 27, and take stock of the investigation. At around 10 pm, I received a call from BMC authorities who spoke about the need to quarantine me. As a law-abiding person, I returned to the guest house and extended my cooperation,” Tiwari stated.
“It is for all to see that a few visitors to Mumbai, where so many people reach every day, are quarantined in this fashion. Even my four subordinates were not placed in quarantine. Now, try to make sense of that,” he remarked wryly.
The 4 junior rank officers had returned from Mumbai on Thursday.
Tiwari, nevertheless, hastened so as to add that he didn’t want to take private affront for being quarantined and identified that “it was our constitutional right and obligation to carry out an investigation into the FIR lodged in Patna. Things moved fine till August 2 after which everything got derailed”.
To prying queries whether or not his investigation sensed any connivance of the Mumbai Police with actress Rhea Chakraborty, accused by Rajput’s father of abetting his son’s suicide, Tiwari stated: “I would not say anything on that. It would be inappropriate to do so.”
“But I must add, our investigation had progressed at great speed in 10 days and had moved in the right direction,” he concluded.
The case filed by the deceased actor’s father, KK Singh, at Rajiv Nagar police station has now been taken over by the CBI, upon a advice of the state authorities which acted on a request to the impact by the complainant to DGP Gupteshwar Pandey.
Pandey, who had fumed on the pressured quarantine of the younger IPS officer, terming it a “house arrest”, was amongst those that had been on the airport on the unearthly hour to obtain Tiwari. PTI