Mumbai: In a fresh and shocking claim, actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s father has said that Mumbai police was warned about threat to the actor’s life way back in February.
He alleged that the policet failed to take note of it and also did not act upon complaints against named persons a day after his death in June.
In a a video statement, Krishna Kishore Singh recounted the sequence of events that led to his lodging a complaint with Patna police after which it is on the lookout for the accused currently on the run.
‘I had told the Mumbai police in February that my son Sushant faced a threat to his life but it did nothing. When my son died on 14 June, I requested them to take action against named persons. But nothing came of it even after 40 days. Left with no other option, I lodged a case at a police station here in Patna’, he added.
Stating that Patna police swung into action immediately, Singh thanked Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and State minister Sanjay Jha who came forward to ‘stand for the truth’.
On Monday, following news reports that a Bihar IPS officer probing Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s death was ‘forcibly quarantined’ by civic authorities in Mumbai, Nitish Kumar came down heavily on the city administration.
‘Whatever happened with him is not right. It is not political. The Bihar police is only just carrying out its duty,’ he said and added that Bihar DGP Gupteshwar Pandey will speak with the authorities there.
However, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) justified the action, saying that the officer was quarantined as per the present guidelines for domestic arrivals at Mumbai airport.