Barely a few hours after Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh backed Mumbai Police saying it was probing actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s death “in a very professional manner”, former chief minister and BJP chief Devendra Fadnavis stated it was unusual the Bihar Police was not being allowed to carry out their duties.
“It is really very strange that why Maharashtra Government is coming under unnecessary suspicion by not allowing Bihar Police to perform their duties,” Fadnavis stated in a tweet.
In one other tweet he requested why a Bihar police officer who had flown into Mumbai needed to be quarantined.
“A medical team from Kerala visited Mumbai, UP Police came to investigate Vikas Dubey case, a team from Bihar police is already working in Mumbai since 4 days but none of them were quarantined then why only an SP rank officer is treated differently?”
Instead of fixing the thriller of #SushantSinghRajput ‘s death , such behaviour will only result into huge public outcry and disbelief amongst the people about the investigation.
— Devendra Fadnavis (@Dev_Fadnavis) August 3, 2020
Patna City Superintendent of Police Vinay Tiwari, who arrived in Mumbai on Sunday to supervise the probe being conducted by Bihar Police, was quarantined by BMC authorities for 14 days at the State Reserve Police Force guest house in suburban Goregaon.
BMC authorities also stamped his hand showing the quarantine period till August 15.
In another tweet, Fadnavis said this kind of action will cause disbelief among the people over the investigation.
“Instead of solving the mystery of #SushantSinghRajput ‘s death , such behaviour will only result into huge public outcry and disbelief amongst the people about the investigation,” the former CM said.
The opposition BJP in Maharashtra has been demanding that the probe in the case be handed over to the CBI, while the state government has been dismissing the same.
Earlier Monday, Mumbai police commissioner Param Bir Singh said Rajput’s household didn’t complain about any lapse in the investigation being carried by his drive.
Rajput died by suicide in Mumbai final month.