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Sushant had bipolar disorder: Mumbai police

By The Assam Tribune

MUMBAI/PATNA, Aug 3 - Actor Sushant Singh Rajput was suffering from bipolar disorder, a mental condition characterised by extreme mood swings, at the time of his death, Mumbai police chief Parambir Singh said on Monday amid clamour by Bihar politicians for a CBI probe.

An IPS officer from Bihar, who had landed in Mumbai on Sunday for leading the SIT investigating in the case, was, meanwhile, quarantined under the COVID-19 regulations in force in the city, a development Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar called �inappropriate and forcible�.

The issue resonated in the two Houses of Bihar legislature, with lawmakers across the political divide demanding a CBI investigation into the death of the 34-year-old Patna-born actor.

Both Mumbai and Patna police are probing the case.

Rajput, who impressed his audience with his performances during his short but promising career, was found hanging in his rented apartment in Mumbai�s Bandra on June 14.

�It was found that the actor had bipolar disorder, and was undergoing treatment and taking medicines for it. What circumstances led to his death is the subject of our investigation,� Mumbai police commissioner Singh told a press conference.

Singh also said no politician�s name has come up during the investigation by Mumbai police.

There is no question of non-cooperation with the Bihar police team which is in the city in connection with the Sushant Singh Rajput death case, Singh said, adding Mumbai police are seeking legal opinion on the matter.

Bihar DGP Gupteshwar Pandey had claimed that Vinay Tiwari, the IPS officer from Patna, who is in Mumbai to probe the case after Rajput�s father lodged an FIR, has been �forcibly quarantined� by civic authorities in the metropolis.

Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday voiced strong disapproval of the �forcible� quarantine of the officer.

�Whatever has been done to him is inappropriate,� Kumar told journalists in Patna. � PTI

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