Several persons including Sunanda Pushkar’s husband Shashi Tharoor have been questioned in connection with her death.
Swamy questioned the inordinate delay in the probe alleging that Delhi Police was not even taking elementary steps necessary in criminal investigation when it has been established that poison was found in her body.
Shashi Tharoor was questioned by Delhi Police officials on Saturday for about five hours.
Sunanda Pushkar death: “Have been told that Medical Board’s advice in late Sunanda’s case has been received,” Delhi Police Commissioner BS Bassi said in a tweet.
Sources said the special investigation team (SIT) which is probing Sunanda’s death will approach the AIIMS medical board to analyse the viscera report. Following this, sources said, a further probe would be conducted .
Sunanda Pushkar’s samples were sent to the US for testing after traces of radioactive isotopes were found in her body during the post-mortem examination.
AIIMS forensic chief, Gupta had alleged that AIIMS had illegally purged his seniority with “malafide intention” to punish him for refusing to act unprofessionally in the Sunanda Pushkar autopsy.
The tests were conducted after metropolitan magistrate Sunil Kumar Sharma, during in-camera proceedings on May 20, allowed the police to conduct them on the three people after their consent.
“Generally, the viscera reports were found positive only for ethyl alcohol, methyl alcohol, phosphides, zinc phosphide and aluminium phosphide,” the authors observed.
The three suspects–Tharoor’s domestic help Narain Singh, driver Bajrangi and friend Sanjay Dewan — said they were willing to undergo the polygraph test.
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The bench also issued notices to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and AIIMS seeking their reply on Gupta’s plea by July.
On January 20, the Delhi Police had handed over two laptops and four mobile phones to Gujarat DFS to retrieve the data.
Sources in the police said that a formal request may be sent to her through “official channels” to join the investigations.
CAT clears Shashi Tharoor of allegedly putting pressure on AIIMS doctor to submit a “tailor-made autopsy report”.