Shashi Tharoor, Sunanda Pushkar case: Sushilkumar Shinde says he has ordered expeditious probe

Written by PTI | New Delhi | Updated: Jan 21 2014, 22:57pm hrs
Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde has asked the police to conduct an expeditious probe into the death of Union minister Shashi Tharoor's wife Sunanda Pushkar.

"He (Shashi Tharoor) has written to me and sought an expeditious probe. I have already talked to the persons concerned and they are doing it," he told reporters on the sidelines of a function here today.

Shashi Tharoor, Minister of State for HRD, had yesterday written a letter to the Home Minister offering his full cooperation in the probe into the death of his 52-year-old wife Sunanda Pushkar, saying he was "horrified to read the reckless speculation rampant" in the media.

In the letter, Shashi Tharoor, 57, had said the relevant authorities be asked to expedite the investigation and come to a rapid conclusion so that the truth emerges at the earliest regarding Sunanda Pushkar who was found dead in a luxury hotel here on Friday evening.