Fact Check: Bihar Police Officer Will Not Be Joining CBI Probe Into Sushant Singh's Death

The Logical Indian Fact Check team investigates the claim that Patna SP Vinay Tiwari will visit Mumbai as a CBI officer to investigate Sushant's death.

Maharashtra   |   12 Aug 2020 1:34 PM GMT / Updated : 2020-08-13T09:03:21+05:30
Writer : Aditi Chattopadhyay | Editor : Bharat Nayak | Creatives : Abhishek M
Fact Check: Bihar Police Officer Will Not Be Joining CBI Probe Into Sushant Singhs Death

On August 5, the Central government approved Bihar government's appeal to have Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe on actor Sushant Singh Rajput's death. Actor Sushant Singh Rajput allegedly died of suicide at his residence in Mumbai on Sunday, June 14.

Sushant Singh Rajput's father, KK Singh, had filed an FIR in Patna against Rhea Chakraborty, accusing her of abetting his son's alleged suicide. His father has also alleged that Chakraborty illegally transferred Rs 15 crore from his son's bank account and mentally harassed him.

Following this, a team was sent to Mumbai to investigate the case. Patna City SP Vinay Tiwari who went to Mumbai to supervise the probe being conducted by the Bihar Police into the death of the actor, was quarantined by the BMC. He was later released after an outrage ensued alleging Mumbai Police of being partisan.

In light of this, a piece of news is being shared on social media platforms with the claim that Vinay Tiwari will visit Mumbai again but this time not as a Patna police officer but as a CBI officer to investigate Sushant's death.


Patna City SP Vinay Tiwari will visit Mumbai as a CBI officer to investigate Sushant's death.

Fact Check:

The claim is false. The BMC had exempted Bihar-cadre Indian Police Service (IPS) officer Vinay Tiwari from mandatory 14-day home quarantine by allowing him to return to Patna before Saturday (August 8).

Bihar police officer Vinay Tiwari is not joining the CBI investigation. There is no such confirmation or news report.

Origin Of Claim

Maharashtra BJP spokesperson Avadhut Wagh had written a tweet which could possibly indicate the reason behind the viral claim.

His tweet was originally in Marathi, the translated version read, "The one who was forcefully quarantined and pushed out of Mumbai, is returning as the father."

The tweet referred to the same IPS officer from Bihar.

A report by India TV stated that Bihar Director General of Police Gupteshwar Pandey has rubbished all claims of IPS Vinay Tiwari joining the CBI on deputation and assisting in the investigation. According to him, these reports are 'fake and without merit'.

Vinay Tiwari too debunked these claims on Twitter.

"Some news has been coming since yesterday. They are completely false, misleading and rumoured. Please ignore them," he wrote.

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Also Read: Fact Check: Screenshots Of Fake Tweets Goes Viral As the Last Message From Sushant Singh Rajput

Claim Review :  Patna City SP Vinay Tiwari will visit Mumbai as a CBI officer to investigate Sushant’s death.
Claimed By :  Social Media posts
Fact Check :  False
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Aditi Chattopadhyay

Aditi Chattopadhyay

Fact Checker

Aditi, part of the fact checking team of The Logical Indian likes to read, write, cook and laugh, in short live life as it is supposed to be. What makes her fascinated is to discover the truth behind a story and more often than not, it is either fact or myth at the end.

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