Bihar police chief Gupteshwar Pandey on Thursday warned of legal action 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 hostile remarks made by Supreme Court towards their action.
Talking to reporters, the DGP mentioned 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 leave by
today, transferring the court docket might be an choice.
It is a digital home arrest. Our officer went to Mumbai after informing his counterparts there in writing and over telephone. 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 mentioned.
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 beneath which Tiwari
may have been exempted from quarantine. It elicited no optimistic response, he lamented.
Pandey mentioned yesterday, when the Supreme Court additionally frowned upon the remedy meted out to Tiwari and known as it “unprofessional”, the IGP once more contacted the municipal
authorities, however nothing got here of it.
“We shall now be waiting till the end of the day and consulting the Advocate General in the meantime. If all else fails, moving the court could be an option, Pandey added.
Meanwhile, a four-member team of Patna police which had been camping in Mumbai for more than a week and carrying out investigation in the matter, returned from the western metropolis but refused to be drawn into any controversy relating to the matter.
All went fine. We carried out our probe as per the instructions of our seniors. Whatever our findings have been, we will share these with our higher-ups, the officials said
in response to a barrage of questions from journalists here upon arrival.
They also side-stepped queries about reported non- cooperation by the Mumbai police.
During their stay 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 manager, cook, doctors among others, a member of the team earier said before leaving for Bihar.
The team had also visited some banks to look into the financial transactions made from Rajput’s accounts.
The 34-year-old actor was found dead inside his Bandra residence on June 14 last and an FIR was lodged by his father K K Singh, who resides in Patna, at a local police station on July 25.