‘I Was Not Quarantined, Investigation Was Quarantined’, Says Bihar IPS Officer Vinay Tiwari

Vinay Tiwari

The IPS officer from Bihar Vinay Tiwari who landed in Mumbai to investigate the Sushant Singh Rajput death case and was later quarantined ‘forcefully’ by the BMC has not left-back for Patna.

Speaking after coming back from quarantine, Vinay Tiwari said,


“I would say I wasn’t quarantined, the investigation was quarantined. Investigation of Bihar police was obstructed.”

On Friday, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation said that it has finally allowed the Bihar IPS officer Vinay Tiwari to go out of quarantine. Vinay Tiwari confirmed the same that he had received a message from the corporation. He also said he will returning to his home state.

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On Thursday, the ADG of Bihar Police wrote a letter to the municipal commissioner of Mumbai asking the exemption of the IPS officer from quarantine rules and seeking the return of him to Patna. The officer’s presence is no longer needed in Mumbai as the case has been taken over by the Central Bureau of Investigation and the Enforcement Directorate.

Mumbai And Bihar Police Fight

Tiwari had reached Mumbai on Sunday to investigate the Sushant Singh Rajput case after a complaint was filed by Sushant’s father with the Bihar police accusing Rhea Chakraborty of abetment of suicide, cheating, and conspiracy. Upon his arrival in Mumbai, he was asked to quarantine until the 15th of August due to the novel coronavirus pandemic.


There were rumors of a slight tussle between the Bihar and Mumbai police regarding the investigation. The Bihar police had alleged Mumbai police for obstructing their investigation. However, after the ADG wrote a letter to BMC, Tiwari was released from quarantine. The BMC said on Friday,

“Considering that it is the only the fifth day of his arrival and since the request for exemption of home isolation came from the Patna police, and considering the SOP provisions to exempt passengers on a short duration visit, it is hereby decided to exempt Tiwari from home quarantine on certain conditions.”


Source: Free Press Journal