The Mumbai Police has denied allegations that they didn’t act on a warning by the household of actor Sushant Singh Rajput of a risk to him. The police stated Mr Rajput’s brother-in-law, who’s a police officer, had been utilizing his affect to type out the actor’s lack of contact together with his household, allegedly on the behest of his girlfriend Rhea Chakraborty.
Screenshots of WhatsApp conversations have been shared for the previous couple of days to allege that the household had knowledgeable the police of the risk, but it surely was not adopted up.
The WhatsApp messages had been exchanged between the actor’s brother-in-law OP Singh and Paramjit Singh Dahiya, each Indian Police Service officers. Mr Dahiya was the Deputy Commissioner of Police answerable for the zone the place Mr Rajput lived.
OP Singh, a senior officer with the Haryana Police, had visited Mumbai in February on a private journey and it was at the moment that these messages had been exchanged. Amongst OP Singh’s requests to Mr Dahiya was a gathering with Sachin Tendulkar and concession for meals payments on the Taj Resort in Bandra, the place he was staying.
“I first got here into contact with him within the first week of February when he visited Mumbai alongside together with his spouse and stayed in my jurisdiction. At the moment, WhatsApp messages had been exchanged. These messages had been principally about his keep. One message to me when he got here to remain in Bandra was a request to ask the SHO (police officer) of Bandra police station to tell the supervisor of Sushant Singh Rajput that ‘we’re right here’. This sounded a bit unusual however that was it,” Mr Dahiya informed NDTV.
On the opposite requests by the senior police officer from Haryana, Mr Dahiya informed NDTV, “On February 19 and 25, WhatsApp messages had been floating round within the media. I had a telephonic dialog with him (OP Singh). It was clearly informed to him that and not using a written criticism we can’t proceed on this matter. He was of the view that the lady (Rhea Chakraborty) or her aides needs to be unofficially known as to Bandra police station in a police type of means and the matter needs to be resolved to their satisfaction.”
“I want to draw your consideration to a specific chat that was despatched on February 25, when it was demanded that an individual named Miranda needs to be taken into police custody for a day and he’ll reveal every little thing. How do you are taking police custody of any particular person and not using a written criticism or an FIR (First Info Report)? That’s patently unlawful and I refused to try this. I informed them clearly that we are going to not act on this method and not using a written criticism. We requested them to ship a written criticism, but it surely by no means got here,” Mr Dahiya stated.
On what was conveyed to the household, Mr Dahiya additional stated, “…The allegations could also be no matter they’re. I’m not going to behave. I’m not going to name any lady or a person to a police station and not using a written criticism. And it was informed to me in as many phrases that ‘it is best to name the lady (Rhea Chakraborty) and her aides to the police station’ and type out this matter in a ‘police means’. It was unlawful and I refused to try this.”
Mr Dahiya stated there was no effort to file a written criticism with the Mumbai Police. “I used to be DCP at Bandra until April 1 and he had a month once I was there to provide the written criticism or an electronic mail, but it surely by no means got here.”
Mr Dahiya stated OP Singh in Could requested about his well being as many IPS officers in Mumbai had began testing optimistic for COVID-19. Mr Singh additionally requested about stranded migrants in Mumbai however by no means talked about something about Sushant Singh Rajput or Rhea Chakraborty, Mr Dahiya stated.
The Mumbai Police’s response on the WhatsApp conversations seeks to make clear that Sushant Singh Rajput’s household was reluctant to file a written criticism, however wished to make use of affect in opposition to Rhea Chakraborty and her aides. The actor was not in common contact together with his household, the police say pointing to the messages.
The actor’s household has blamed Rhea Chakraborty for his dying. The Mumbai Police say they’re carrying on investigation and will not bask in “strain techniques” in opposition to a girl even when a senior police officer suggests it.
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Wednesday thanked the centre for approving his authorities’s advice for probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation into the actor’s dying.