Bihar top cop Vinay Tiwari in Mumbai to probe Sushant case
The Bihar Police team have alleged that Mumbai Police are not cooperating with them.
Almost 50 days since Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput was found dead at his Mumbai flat, and with the Mumbai Police yet to make any major breakthrough, the Bihar Police on Sunday deputed one of its senior officers -- Vinay Tiwari, to assist its team probing the actor's death.
A four-member team of the Bihar Police in Mumbai has claimed that Mumbai Police were not co-operating with it in its investigation into the actor's death. The fresh development comes against the backdrop of a reported standoff between Mumbai and Bihar police forces over the investigation.
Tiwari, a resident of Lalitpur in Uttar Pradesh and an IPS officer of the 2015 batch, is seen a versatile individual. In 2019, he was appointed the new Superintendent of Police, City, of Patna. Earlier, he was posted as Sadar SDPO in Gopalganj where he was popularly known as "Singham".
Sushant was found dead at his Bandra apartment in Mumbai on June 14 following which Mumbai Police began probing the case. The late actor's father K.K. Singh on July 25 filed an FIR against his son's girlfriend Rhea Chakraborty and her family members for allegedly abetting his son's suicide.
A team of Bihar Police then went to Mumbai to look into Singh's allegations. Meanwhile, Rhea has filed an application in the Supreme Court to transfer the entire case in Mumbai instead of Patna. Sushant's father, through his lawyer Vikas Singh, has also filed a counter-petition to keep the case in Patna. The case is to be heard on August 5.
Currently, Rhea is absconding. The Bihar Police team had also visited her flat but could not find her there. After this, Bihar DGP Gupteshwar Pandey admitted that the Bihar Police have not been able to 'locate' her. With Rhea having released a video in which she claimed her innocence, Pandey said that instead of declaring herself innocent on video, she should record her statement before the police.
"Rhea must clear her side. We do not have any enmity with her, but if she continues to run in this way, then it will be difficult for her. I assure you that the Bihar Police are investigating at their own level and the day we get the evidence against the culprits, we will drag them out even from hell. The Bihar Police are fully capable of this task," he asserted.