After filing an FIR against Rhea Chakraborty and few others for abetment to suicide, Sushant Singh Rajput’s father recently released a video statement, in which he revealed that a Complaint to Bandra Police was made by actor’s family on whatsapp on 25th February. After this, screenshots of Whatsapp complaint made by actor’s brother-in-law also surfaced on social media.
On 25th February, the family had reported to Bandra police saying, ‘he is not in good company and please ensure nothing untoward happens to him.’ via WhatsApp by Sushant’s brother-in-law, a Haryana IPS officer, OP Singh, to DCP Bandra who acknowledged it on WhatsApp. Now, the former DCP of Bandra Paramjit Singh Dahiya, to whom the complaint was sent, has opened up about the same.
CNN News 18 spoke to ex-DCP of Bandra, Paramjit Singh Dahiya about his response when he received the complaint via WhatsApp. To which he said that we never got a formal complaint and had asked them for a written complaint.
“On February 19 & 25, some WhatsApp conversations were forwarded to me. Sir (SSR’s brother-in-law) said the lady concerned should be dealt informally. I politely said ‘Sir, I can’t do it without a formal complaint'” The IPS officer of Haryana requested that the SHO of the Bandra Police station should get in touch with the manager of Sushant Singh Rajput and we should let his manager know that the couple was in Mumbai which seemed a little bit strange for me. Being a brother-in-law he could have called him up but at that time I didn’t pay much heed.” DCP told CNN News 18.
When asked that after so many SOS calls why there hasn’t been any response from the police, to which the DCP of Mumbai replied, “They were WhatsApp messages that were forwarded to me while there were some which were written by him. Amongst the forwarded one, some were from of Priyanka – his lawyer sister. After reading those conversations, we also spoke to him over the phone where he said that the lady in concern should be handled informally which means that on the basis of WhatsApp complaint, a person should be called by the police. I politely told the officer that without a written complaint that is not possible. We had to have a written complaint to summon a lady or any associate.”