The Bihar Police’s investigation into the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput had progressed well until it got stymied on August 2, said IPS officer Vinay Tiwari who visited Mumbai on that date to lead the probe but ended up being quarantined by municipal authorities.
Upon his return to Patna late Friday night, Tiwari, who is posted here as the SP City (East), however, declined to spill the beans on the findings of the investigation carried out by his team asserting that doing so would be inappropriate.
“I had duly informed my counterparts in Mumbai about my official tour. I had sought accommodation and requisitioned a vehicle. Since my visit and its purpose were well known, people from the media approached me with their questions at the airport itself to which I replied,” Tiwari told reporters upon his arrival at the airport here.
The IPS officer, who was released from quarantine on Friday, remarked with disappointment that despite intimation about his tour.
The four junior rank officials had returned from Mumbai on Thursday. Tiwari, however, hastened to add that he did not wish to take personal affront for being quarantined and pointed out that “it was our constitutional right and obligation to carry out an investigation into the FIR lodged in Patna. Things moved fine till August 2 after which everything got derailed”.
The case filed by the deceased actor’s father K K Singh at Rajiv Nagar police station has now been taken over by the CBI, upon a recommendation of the state government which acted on a request to the effect by the complainant to DGP Gupteshwar Pandey.
Pandey, who had fumed at the forced quarantine of the young IPS officer, terming it a house arrest, was among those who were at the airport at the unearthly hour to receive Tiwari.