Sunanda Pushkar Case: Shashi Tharoor Likely to be Questioned Again, Says Delhi Police


New Delhi:  Delhi Police’s Special Investigation Team is likely to question former Union minister Shashi Tharoor and his staff again over the alleged murder of his wife Sunanda Pushkar.

The SIT had questioned Ms Pushkar’s son Shiv Menon a few days ago.

“As I had told you earlier, we had recorded the statement of Shiv Menon. We have got some information from the SIT which was analysing the statement and regarding that we need to question Tharoor and other members (staff, Tharoor’s other employees),” Delhi Police Commissioner B S Bassi told reporters today.

“Very soon, I think by Wednesday, the team is likely to question them again,” he said. “The DCP (South) has to supervise the (Delhi) poll counting, so if needed, on Wednesday or Thursday, they will be questioned further.”

Mr Menon was questioned by the SIT on February 5 till late evening that day.

On who else the SIT is likely to question, Mr Bassi said, “Whoever is known to Sunanda Tharoor, we had questioned all of them. If someone is remaining, the SIT will talk to them too.”

The police team probing the case has questioned at least 15 people in this connection.

Mr Tharoor, a Congress Members of Parliament, his staff members and close friends were among those quizzed by Delhi Police. Former Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh and senior journalist Nalini Singh, too, have been questioned by police.

52-year-old Sunanda Pushkar was found dead in her suite at a five-star hotel in south Delhi on the night of January 17, 2014, days after she publicly accused Pakistani journalist Mehr Tarar of having an affair with her husband.

Last month, the police registered a case of murder and said Sunanda may have been poisoned.