A day after the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Thursday took over the probe from Bihar Police in Sushant Singh Rajput death case, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has allowed Bihar IPS officer Vinay Tiwari to be released from quarantine. The Patna cop was sent to the 14-day quarantine by the BMC soon after his arrival in Mumbai on August 2. He was assigned the task to lead the probe into late actor Sushant Singh Rajput's death case.
However, the Bihar cadre Indian Police Service (IPS) officer has now returned to Patna on Friday after the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) exempted him from the mandatory quarantine. “I would say I wasn’t quarantined, the investigation was quarantined. Investigation of Bihar police was obstructed,” Tiwari said before leaving, according to news agency ANI. Bihar police wrote to BMC after the Nitish Kumar-led government recommended the transfer of Rajput’s death case to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) earlier this week.
The central agency registered a first information report (FIR) in the case on Thursday. Tiwari was advised to travel to the Mumbai airport using precautionary measures against the raging coronavirus outbreak, including personal protective equipment (PPE) items. Four personnel of Bihar police, who were in Mumbai since July 27 to investigate Rajput’s death, also flew back to Patna on Thursday.