THE INVESTIGATION into actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s death turned into a Mumbai Police versus Bihar Police row on Monday, with Bihar IPS officer Vinay Tiwari alleging that he was “selectively quarantined” till August 15 after his arrival in Mumbai on Sunday.Tiwari, Superintendent of Police, Patna City (Central), was sent to Mumbai to monitor the investigation by a Bihar Police team, which is probing an “abetment to suicide” case on the basis of a complaint filed by the actor’s father in Patna last week.
Rajput was found hanging in his apartment in Mumbai on June 14. The Mumbai Police is probing a case of accidental death.
“I did point out that I am a police officer on duty and there are exceptions to the quarantine rules,” said Tiwari. “Four other members of my team have been in Mumbai since July 27. They have been out in the field every day… No one from the BMC approached them… I have been selectively home-quarantined,” he said.
“Whatever happened is not proper, the officer has gone there to do his duty,” said Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar. He said the state DGP “is dealing with the matter”. Asked if he would take it up with Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, Nitish replied: “It is not a political matter”.