Mumbai: The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) today said it has allowed Bihar IPS officer Vinay Tiwari, who was under quarantine in the city, to return to his home State.
Tiwari, Superintendent of Police of Central Patna, had reached Mumbai on Sunday to supervise investigation in the FIR filed against Rhea Chakraborty in the Sushant Singh Rajput death case.
On his arrival in Mumbai, he was asked to remain in quarantine till 15 August and was stamped as quarantined by the BMC.
However, he has been released a week before the coronavirus- induced quarantine was to end, following a request by Bihar police to release him.
Recently, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar came down heavily on Mumbai administration over the issue.
“Whatever happened with him (IPS officer)) 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 BMC justified the action, saying that the officer was quarantined as per the present guidelines for domestic arrivals at Mumbai airport.
“The administration got information of arrival of a Bihar police officer yesterday. Being a domestic air traveller, he needed to be guided for home quarantine as per the state government notification of 25 May. A team guided him to apply for exemption in home quarantine period,” the BMC stated.