Vinay Tiwari, an IPS officer from Bihar, has alleged that the investigation by Bihar Police into the Sushant Singh Rajput death case was obstructed, after he was released from quarantine here on Friday morning.
Tiwari had come to Mumbai as part of the Bihar Police’s investigation into the Bollywood actor’s suicide case. He was sent to Mumbai after an FIR was registered in Patna by Sushant’s father accusing actress Rhea Chakraborty, her family and six others of abetment to suicide.
Surprisingly, the IPS officer was put in quarantine by the Brihan Mumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) under COVID-19 protocols. The IPS officer accused his counterparts in Mumbai of attempts to scuttle the probe in the actor’s death case. He left for Patna, after being released from quarantine today.
“I would say I wasn’t quarantined, the investigation was quarantined. Investigation of Bihar Police was obstructed,” Tiwari said.
The BMC allowed Tiwari to return to his home state, today. An official said Tiwari, Superintendent of Police of Central Patna, has been exempted from quarantine protocols.
The IPS officer was released from quarantine, a day after Bihar Police ADG, in a letter to the Mumbai municipal commissioner, to release the IPS officer from quarantine so that he can resume his duty in his home state.
The letter had stated that Tiwari was not required in Mumbai any more for probe into the Sushant death case. Tiwari had arrived in Mumbai on Sunday to oversee the probe as part of the FIR registered in the Sushant death case in Patna.