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Sunanda Pushkar murder: Delhi police forms special team to probe case

Sunanda , 52, died on January 17, 2014 and Bassi said that the latest medical report confirmed death “due to poisoning”.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: January 7, 2015 4:44:11 pm
AIIMS doctors had listed some kind of poisons most of which were radioactive isotopes that cannot be detected by labs in India. AIIMS doctors had listed some kind of poisons most of which were radioactive isotopes that cannot be detected by labs in India.

Delhi police has formed a special team to probe the murder of Sunanda Pushkar, wife of Congress MP and former minister Shashi Tharoor. Speaking to the media, Delhi Police Commissioner B S Bassi said the team has been formed to probe the case thoroughly and that the progress of the report will be shared with the media at an appropriate time.

On Tuesday, Delhi Police Commissioner B S Bassi said that the case was registered as a pre-requisite to sending Pushkar’s viscera samples abroad for further testing after a final medical report labelled the death as “unnatural”.

However, the registration of a case of murder suggests that police may question Tharoor in this regard. “Witnesses were examined by the Sub Divisional Magistrate. Police also examined relevant witnesses as part of the inquest proceedings under section 174 of the Criminal Procedure Code. Now under section 302 of IPC, we will examine whoever we need to,” Bassi said.

Pushkar, 52, died on January 17, 2014 and Bassi said that the latest medical report confirmed death “due to poisoning”.

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