The probe into actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s death took an ugly turn on August 2 with the conflict between Mumbai Police and Bihar Police coming out in the open.

Bihar police chief Gupteshwar Pandey in the early hours of August 3 took to Twitter to allege that IPS officer from Bihar, Binay Tiwari, who had gone to Mumbai to probe Rajput’s death had been “forcibly quarantined” by BMC officials at 11 p.m. on Sunday. “He was not provided accommodation in the IPS Mess despite request”, Pandey wrote, and Tiwari was staying in a guest house in Goregaon. The quarantine means Tiwari won’t be able to leave the guest house for probing the case.

Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar said whatever had happened to the IPS officer was “not right”. He said that it is not a political matter and Bihar Police is simply carrying out its duty. He said the DGP will speak to them. The quarantine period shows that he has to remain in isolation till August 15.

The IPS officer had reached Mumbai on Sunday to head the team probing the death of the 34-year-old actor who was found hanging in his Mumbai apartment on June 14. The case is being investigated by Mumbai Police.

However, the late actor’s father lodged a first information report with the Bihar Police in Patna after which the Bihar Police authorities started a parallel investigation on charges of money being transferred from the late actor’s account.

Meanwhile, Mumbai’s civic body officials said that the IPS officer had been quarantined “as per the present guidelines for domestic arrivals at Mumbai Airport”. He had been advised to apply for exemption of the quarantine period.

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