A day after revealing that the Delhi Police had received Sunanda Pushkar’s viscera report from the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI’s) Washington DC-based laboratory, the Delhi police commissioner Thursday said the report could not be made public till it was sent to court.
“The FBI report will soon be submitted to the court…,” said police chief B S Bassi.
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 .
“Doctors at AIIMS will form their opinion on the basis of the FBI report. The final analysis will be given by them,” police sources added.
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Investigators may again summon her husband, Congress MP Shashi Tharoor, for questioning, and move the court soon for permission to conduct a lie-detector test on him, said sources.
The report received via e-mail Tuesday has reportedly named the poison that caused Sunanda’s death, said sources.
Police, however, have refused to disclose the type of poison mentioned in the report.
The viscera samples were sent to the FBI lab in February to determine the kind of poison that killed Sunanda, after an AIIMS medical board identified poisoning as the reason for her death. The AIIMS medical board, however, did not mention any specific substance.
Sunanda was found dead inside her suite at a five-star hotel here on January 17 last year, a day after she was involved in a spat with Pakistani journalist Mehr Tarar on Twitter.
The investigators have so far conducted polygraph tests on six persons including Tharoors’ domestic help Narayan Singh, driver Bajrangi and Sanjay Dewan, a close friend of the couple. Tharoor was not subjected to the test but was questioned.