The choice to quarantine a Bihar Police officer, who reached Mumbai to oversee the probe being performed by that state’s police into the dying of actor Sushant Singh Rajput, is as per the Maharashtra governments directives, the town civic physique mentioned on Monday.
The officer must make a proper request to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) authorities for enjoyable the mandatory quarantine interval, it mentioned.
On Sunday night time, Patna City Superintendent of Police Vinay Tiwari was quarantined by the BMC and his hand stamped indicating the isolation interval until August 15 after he arrived in Mumbai.
He has been quarantined for 14 days on the State Reserve Police Force (SRPF) visitor home in suburban Goregaon.
Bihar Director General of Police Gupteshwar Pandey later alleged that Mr Tiwari was “forcibly quarantined” by civic authorities in Mumbai.
“IPS officer Vinay Tiwari reached Mumbai today from Patna on official duty to lead the police team there but he has been forcibly quarantined by BMC officials at 11 PM today. He was not provided accommodation in the IPS mess, despite request, and was staying in a Guest House in Goregaon,” Mr Pandey tweeted.
However, the BMC on Monday cited the Maharashtra’s authorities directives, dated May 25, the place guidelines for home travellers embrace mandatory house quarantine, amongst others.
“The BMCs P/south ward officials came to know about the domestic travel of a Bihar police officer and his staying at SRPFs group 8 guest house located in Goregaon (East),” the BMC mentioned in an announcement.
“As per the directives, the BMC officials reached the guest house and informed the Bihar police officer about the directives of necessary home quarantine after such domestic travel, it said.
The officer will have to make a formal request to BMC officials for relaxing the necessary home quarantine period, the civic body said.
Actor Sushant Singh Rajput, 34, was found dead at his apartment in suburban Bandra in June.
After Mr Tiwari arrived at the Mumbai airport on Sunday, he told reporters that he was here to supervise his team and will probe all possible angles in the case.
“Mumbai Police are probing the case as per their fashion and we’ll achieve this as per ours. If required, we may even report the statements of Bollywood celebrities whose statements had been recorded by the Mumbai Police.”
Mumbai Police, who are probing the case of Sushant Rajput’s death, have so far recorded statements of nearly 40 people, including those from the actor’s family, his cook and people from the film industry like filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt, film critic Rajeev Masand, director-producer Sanjay Leela Bhansali and filmmaker Aditya Chopra.
The Bihar Police team is probing a separate “Abetment to suicide” case on the premise of a grievance filed by the late actor’s father in Patna final week.
So far, the Bihar Police have recorded statements of 10 folks in reference to Sushant Rajput’s dying.
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