Sunanda case: SIT likely to quiz Tharoor again

Days after quizzing Sunanda Pushkar’s son Shiv Menon in connection with her mysterious death…

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Days after quizzing Sunanda Pushkar’s son Shiv Menon in connection with her mysterious death, Delhi Police’s SIT is likely to further question former Union minister Shashi Tharoor and his staff.

“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.”

Menon was questioned by the Special Investigation Team (SIT) on February 5 till late evening that day. Police sources said that Menon was asked how the relationship was between Tharoor and his wife Sunanda.

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

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

Tharoor, a Congress MP, 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 was found dead in her suite at a five- star hotel in south Delhi on the night of January 17, 2014, a day after she was involved in a spat with Pakistani journalist Mehr Tarar on micro-blogging website twitter over the latter’s alleged affair with Tharoor.

Police had last month filed a murder case as part of its probe.

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First published on: 10-02-2015 at 07:15 IST