The Delhi Police will question Pakistani journalist Mehr Tarar in connection with the death of Congress leader Shashi Tharoor’s wife Sunanda Pushkar. An official notice will be sent soon to ask Tarar to join the probe, sources said. Tharoor may be called in for questioning again, police said.
According to police, after questioning at least 15 persons — including Tharoor, his staff members, staff at Leela hotel, where Pushkar’s body was found, Pushkar’s close friends, two senior journalist and Pushkar’s son — the need was felt to question Tarar too. Sources said the questioning of these persons has revealed that Pushkar was upset with Tarar who was known to Tharoor. Police have also scanned the Twitter and Facebook accounts of Pushkar to analyse her conversation with the Pakistani journalist.
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Delhi Police Commissioner B S Bassi said, “Pakistani journalist Mehr Tarar may also be asked to join the probe to give some clarifications. Tharoor also may soon be called in for questioning again. The investigation in the matter is on.” Bassi added that they have also asked the FBI to expedite the process of sending the viscera report so that the investigation can be taken a step ahead.
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 Tarar on Twitter. Pushkar’s son Shiv Menon was questioned by the SIT on February 5 for around eight hours.