Tharoor will be Questioned Again: Delhi Police

Published: 21st January 2015 06:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 21st January 2015 04:23 AM   |  A+A-

NEW DELHI:  A day after Congress leader Shashi Tharoor was questioned by Delhi Police in connection with the mysterious death of his wife Sunanda Pushkar, Delhi police commissioner B S Bassi indicated that he could be questioned again.    

“Our officials are busy examining Tharoor’s statement which was recorded yesterday (Monday). He will be called for questioning again,” Bassi said. He also said that the former Union minister was “very cooperative” during questioning.

He said the Special Investigation Team (SIT) is probing all the angles, including IPL, to solve the case. “Our objective is to reach to the bottom of the truth and for which we will look into everything relevant to the case, including the IPL angle,” Bassi said.

When asked whether the Congress MP was being looked at as a witness rather than a suspect in the case, the police chief said that it was nothing but an open-ended questioning.

Bassi hinted that officers probing the case had not come across any suspect in the case so far.

“A probe is already in progress and there is no so suspect in the case so far. We are examining everyone related to the case with an open mind. We are trying to ascertain what happened and if something, whether somebody is criminally liable and who that person is. So it is an open ended questioning and conclusion can’t be reached midway,” said the commissioner.

He said officers had asked Tharoor about the mental state of Sunanda days before her body was found at a Leela Hotel suite on January 17 last year. “We sought information from him about all the relevant issues on the case,” Bassi added.


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