Bihar-cadre Indian Police Service (IPS) officer Vinay Tiwari, who was in Mumbai to research Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s demise, returned to Patna on Friday after the Brihanmumbai Municipal Company (BMC) exempted him from the obligatory quarantine.
Tiwari had reached Mumbai to probe Rajput’s demise on August 2 and was requested by the civic physique to stay beneath 14-day dwelling quarantine, as per the Maharashtra authorities’s rule for home air travellers. Authorities took the choice to exempt him after Bihar police wrote a letter to them to facilitate Tiwari’s return to Patna.
“I’d say I wasn’t quarantined, the investigation was quarantined. Investigation of Bihar police was obstructed,” Tiwari mentioned earlier than leaving, in keeping with information company ANI.
Bihar police wrote to BMC after the Nitish Kumar-led authorities beneficial the switch of Rajput’s demise case to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) earlier this week. The central company registered a primary info report (FIR) within the case on Thursday.
Tiwari was suggested to journey to the Mumbai airport utilizing precautionary measures towards the raging coronavirus outbreak, together with private protecting gear (PPE) objects.
The IPS officer got here to Mumbai to probe Rajput’s demise after the actor father registered a case in Patna towards Rhea Chakraborty, accusing her of abetting his son’s alleged suicide in June.
As Tiwari’s quarantine result in a turf warfare between the police forces of Bihar and Maharashtra and a political disagreement, the Supreme Courtroom mentioned BMC’s transfer had not despatched the precise message “even supposing Mumbai Police has a superb skilled fame”.
The highest court docket made the commentary throughout a listening to of a plea by actor Rhea Chakraborty looking for switch of the case registered in Bihar’s capital of Patna to Mumbai.
Mumbai Police are additionally probing the case after the actor was discovered useless in his Bandra condominium on June 14 following which the Maharashtra authorities ordered an investigation into his demise.
4 personnel of Bihar police, who had been in Mumbai since July 27 to research Rajput’s demise, additionally flew again to Patna on Thursday.