IPS officer requested me to pressurise Rhea, claims senior Mumbai police official

Mumbai, August 5

A senior Mumbai police official has claimed that the IPS brother-in-law of Sushant Singh Rajput had requested him to name the actor’s girlfriend Rhea Chakraborty to police station and pressurise her.

Deputy Commissioner of Police Paramjit Singh Dahiya advised a TV channel that OP Singh, brother-in-law of Rajput and senior IPS officer of Haryana Police, had made the request in February this 12 months.

Rajput, 34, was discovered hanging at his condominium in suburban Bandra on June 14.

Singh requested me to name Rhea to the police station informally and pressurise her,” mentioned Dahiya, who was the zonal police head of Bandra area until April 1.

Dahiya mentioned Singh advised him that Rajput’s household felt Rhea was “controlling” the actor and needed her out of his life.

Dahiya mentioned the actor’s household didn’t submit a written grievance. He mentioned OP Singh made the casual request (to pressurise Rhea) to him by means of WhatsApp messages on February 18 and 25.

The DCP mentioned Singh visited Mumbai on February 5 and advised him to tell Rajput that he was in Mumbai. He additionally requested that an individual referred to as Miranda be stored in a day’s police custody, with none grievance or investigation, Dahiya mentioned.

The DCP mentioned he “politely and firmly” advised Singh that it was not potential for him to name anybody to the police station and hold him in custody because it was in opposition to process.

Dahiya mentioned he requested Singh to file a written grievance primarily based on which the matter could be investigated. The written grievance by no means got here, he added.

Rajput’s father KK Singh has launched a video saying he alerted Mumbai police on February 25 that his son’s life was at risk.

On Monday, Mumbai police commissioner Param Bir Singh mentioned the household didn’t increase any suspicion when town police recorded their statements on June 16.

“At that moment, they didn’t raise any suspicion and also didn’t complain about any lapse in our investigation,” he mentioned. PTI

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