Sunanda Murder: Tharoor Likely to Be Questioned Tonight

The Delhi police had earlier issued notice to Tharoor asking him to join the ongoing probe into the case.

Published: 19th January 2015 07:36 PM  |   Last Updated: 19th January 2015 07:49 PM   |  A+A-


NEW DELHI: Quoting some sources, TV channels report that former union minister and Congress MP Shashi Tharoor is likely to be questioned on Monday night in connection with the murder of his wife Sunanda Pushkar.

Sources said Tharoor would be questioned at Sarojini Nagar police station.

The Delhi police had earlier issued notice to Tharoor asking him to join the ongoing probe into the case.

Earlier police chief B.S Bassi had said Tharoor would be questioned in a day or two.

"We have issued notice to Tharoor. He will be questioned tomorrow (Tuesday) or day after (Wednesday)," Bassi told the media.

The police commissioner said the Special Investigation Team (SIT) has already questioned many people found to be connected with the case, and a few more remain.

"He (Tharoor) has not been questioned. I would like to tell you that everybody who has information in this case, we will talk to them and look at specifics which throw light," Bassi said.

The SIT has questioned at least 12 people, including Tharoor's security staff members and domestic help, who were present in the hotel in south Delhi where Pushkar was found murdered Jan 17, 2014.

On reports about then information and broadcasting minister Manish Tewari being present in the flight from Kerala Jan 15 on which the couple had a fight, Bassi said "the possibility cannot be ruled out".

Sources said that police will also question in a day or two a woman journalist with whom Sunanda had spoken before her death and Tharoor's PS Abhinav Kumar who had informed the then SHO of Sarojini Nagar police station about the death.

Bassi said the process of sending the viscera of Pushkar to the US for special investigation was on.

Pushkar was found dead in a hotel room Jan 17, 2014. Police registered a case of murder early this year soon after getting the final autopsy report from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS).

(With inputs from IANS)


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