NEW DELHI: As the mystery behind the death of Sunanda Pushkar, wife of Congress MP Shashi Tharoor, took a new twist, Delhi Police Commissioner B S Bassi said the “forensic evidence available on the mysterious death of Pushkar was not conclusive and the inquest still pending”.
“The evidence is not yet conclusive, as we have no proper forensic report and our inquest is pending. When we get a conclusive report, then only we can reach any conclusion,” said Bassi, adding the Delhi Police was competent enough to carry out the investigation.
Asked whether the police would now register an FIR in this connection, he replied, “Inquest is pending. Once the inquest is complete, we will reach a definite conclusion. Whatever is required will be done and whatever is required to be shared with the press will be shared.”
However, the 12-page post-mortem report, prepared by a panel of three doctors and submitted to the police on September 30, clearly stated that the police was not co-operating with the doctors and were not providing crucial and important information to reach a conclusive opinion.
The report stated that “the reason behind the physical injuries, circumstantial evidence and statements have not been submitted by the Investigation Officer, in spite of the letter sent on April four.” The report pointed out that the IO did not provide “photographs of the crime scene”.
The report also stated that there were medicines recovered from the scene of incidence -- the hotel room -- in which the deceased was found. The police did not provide information regarding the “people who had prescribed the drugs”.