“The SIT has also questioned around a dozen chemists in and around Tharoor’s bungalow in Lodhi Estate,” a police source said.
Police sources claim this handler also funded the murder plan.
Hotte Krishna, a realtor, had been named by the Lokayukta police during a preliminary investigation as a key member of the extortion gang operating in the Lokayukta
The police suspect Bhaskar to be a close associate of Ashwin Rao, the son of Karnataka Lokayukta Justice Y Bhaskar Rao, who is the main accused in the case.
On the other hand, the SIT, in its reply, has opposed the application, stating that the “defence in order to fill up a lacuna wants to recall the witness.
Both the SIT and the victims have maintained her case should be heard with the other connected appeals.
Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said the government will act on the basis of the SIT report.
SIT counsel Prashant Desai told this orally before the division bench, headed by justice Ravi R Tripathi.
On January 20, the Delhi Police had handed over two laptops and four mobile phones to Gujarat DFS to retrieve the data.
An important recommendation of the SIT and probe agencies to amend the FEMA to confiscate assets based abroad may also be taken up.
Arvind Kejriwal had recommended setting up an SIT to probe the anti-Sikh riot cases.
Pushkar’s son Shiv Menon was quizzed on Feb 5. Police sources said Menon was asked about their relationship.
“Tomorrow Tharoor will be quizzed again because we need clarification on certain points from him,” said Commissioner Bassi.
SIT asked Singh if Sunanda had discussed anything about Tharoor’s alleged affair with journalist Mehr Tarar.
The SIT has pointed out that more than 25 countries have made “tax crimes” a predicate offence.