Sunanda Pushkar Death: Cannot de-seal suite, probe still inconclusive, say Cops

The five-star hotel suite has been sealed since Pushkar’s death three years ago. The hotel had filed a plea in court, saying it is facing a “loss of Rs 50 cr” as a result.

Written by Abhishek Angad | New Delhi | Published:July 15, 2017 2:44 am
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The Delhi Police Friday told a city court that they cannot “de-seal” the five-star hotel suite where former union minister Shashi Tharoor’s wife Sunanda Pushkar was found dead, as they are yet to reach a “definite conclusion” on her death. The court had ordered police to reply after the administration of the south Delhi hotel filed a plea in May to de-seal suite number 345. The suite was sealed on January 17, 2014, when Pushkar was found dead.

The administration had claimed that in the past three years, the hotel has been facing a “loss of Rs 50 lakh approx”. In a reply filed to the court, police said, “Even after two visits by experts of the Central Forensic Science Laboratory (CFSL) — and five opinions of medical boards consisting of doctors of AIIMS and one board constituted by DGHS — the investigation is yet to come to a definite conclusion regarding cause of death of the victim… Another meeting of the DGHS board is soon to be convened, wherein further requirement of examination of the scene of occurrence may arise.”

Police also told the court that another PIL calling for a multi-disciplinary SIT under the CBI is pending before the High Court. However, the counsel appearing for the hotel said as the suite has been locked for three years, “termites, bugs and insects have grown in the room”. “If the investigating agency wants to take all the material lying inside the suite for analysis, the hotel will allow it. Continuous lockage of the suite is not only spoiling the room, but the adjoining areas as well,” the counsel said.

The hotel, in its plea filed earlier, had said, “The investigating agency involved, including multiple forensic teams, have visited the suite and collected requisite samples on numerous occasions. But it is pertinent to note that since one year, no investigating agency has visited the suite. Therefore, the suite is not required to be kept sealed any longer.”

Metropolitan Magistrate Pankaj Mishra asked police to file a reply on July 21. Police had registered a case of murder a year after the forensic report on her viscera samples suggested poisoning.

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    ARC
    Jul 15, 2017 at 4:55 am
    BEWARE: This is part of love jihad where Muslim men who are only allowed legally multiple wives are kidnapping and marrying minor four Hindu girls. Their local mosque through their mullah is paying them for every kidnapping and the money comes from Saudi Arabia and Ppaakistan......3 Muslim jihadi arrested after 13-year-old is forcibly married by one jihadi as part of love jihad. Last month, the Delhi High Court had ordered police to track down the girl after her father had approached it. Three muslim jihadi have been arrested for kidnapping and marrying off a 13-year-old minor girl, who is now three-weeks pregnant. The Muslim man who kidnapped and married her surrendered at Saket court, along with the girl. She was kidnapped from southeast Delhi’s New Friends Colony by Idrish alias Iddu Khan of Hathras made up nikahnama showing married the minor girl as part of love jihad. The mullah was also arraested for faciliting the kidnapping.
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      Sudeep Sharma
      Jul 15, 2017 at 3:43 am
      The murder was done by Intelligence Bureau on the blueprint that was abruptly made at Lodhi Marg. Harvard educated SubRAminion Swamy was present in that hotel suite and was providing coupling services between Shashi Tharoor and Sunanda Pushkar. That is how he knows all the information that he claims he knows. True to his mother's profession as a . H. O. R. E.. Everyting was well planned including disabling all CCTVs.
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        ARC
        Jul 15, 2017 at 4:56 am
        BEWARE: This is part of love jihad where Muslim men who are only allowed legally multiple wives are kidnapping and marrying minor four Hindu girls. Their local mosque through their mullah is paying them for every kidnapping and the money comes from Saudi Arabia and Ppaakistan......3 Muslim jihadi arrested after 13-year-old is forcibly married by one jihadi as part of love jihad. Last month, the Delhi High Court had ordered police to track down the girl after her father had approached it. Three muslim jihadi have been arrested for kidnapping and marrying off a 13-year-old minor girl, who is now three-weeks pregnant. The Muslim man who kidnapped and married her surrendered at Saket court, along with the girl. She was kidnapped from southeast Delhi’s New Friends Colony by Idrish alias Iddu Khan of Hathras made up nikahnama showing married the minor girl as part of love jihad. The mullah was also arraested for faciliting the kidnapping.
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          Camilla Sunshine
          Jul 15, 2017 at 8:36 am
          You went a tad Arnab on your post. Colorful, yet - only two truths: Well planned - meticulously planned, down to the inoperable CCTVs. SIT 07/20 will move forward thanks to Swamy! No Way BJP was counciling Cong especially, not back then before their phenomenal sweeping Victory! And, how frequently is foreign viscera sent out of the Country to be analyzed? Exactly.
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            Gopal
            Jul 15, 2017 at 3:11 am
            The absurdities of our legal system abound. In most countries, with even the most heinous crimes, dwelling is returned to the owners within a few days. To keep it blocked for 3 years is ridiculous.
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