Sushant Singh Rajput case: IPS officers say WhatsApp messages aren’t evidences to file FIR, “DCP Paramjit Singh not at fault”

Maharashtra police has been discussing on a whatsapp group, the actions and the current status of Mumbai Police in Sushant Singh Rajput’s case.

Maharashtra’s IPS officers have been discussing if the Mumbai police should have acted on Sushant Singh Rajput’s brother-in-law and IPS officer from Haryana, O.P. Singh’s messages to Mumbai’s DCP about Sushant’s life was in danger. The majority agreed that it wasn’t DCP Paramjit Singh Dahiya’s fault. The IPS officers have also been discussing Sushant’s demise on their WhatsApp groups like many others.

On one of the WhatsApp group of officers, there was an informal debate regarding his case on whether or not the Mumbai police should have registered a case based on those text messages.


A senior IPS who was a part of the group said “Everyone who responded was of the opinion that the Mumbai police (the then DCP) was not at fault. Most said that the actor’s family may have informed the local DCP about their grievances on WhatsApp, but they should have ideally registered an official complaint than merely sending text messages.” He said this in his conversation with Mid-Day.

In addition to this, Advocate Dr Prashant Mali, a practicing cyber crime lawyer and faculty member at the National Police & Judicial academy gave his opinion to Mid-Day. He said WhatsApp messages may not essentially qualify as an instigator to file the suo motto FIR. They don’t count as prima facie evidence for police to file an FIR.”

Every day there have been new revelations in Sushant Singh Rajput’s case. Since Sushant’s family has put allegations on Rhea Chakraborty, she has been seen at the Enforcement Directorate many times. She has been questioned for almost 10 hours for justifying the money laundering case.