Two Delhi Police units quibble over Sunanda Pushkar’s death investigation

Written by | January 26, 2014 | 0

Two units of Delhi Police are at loggerheads to proceed with the investigation into the mysterious death of union Minister Shashi Tharoor’s wife Sunanda Pushkar.

According to police, the Crime Branch has refused to initiate a probe into the case and it has been transferred back to the South District police. The case was handed over to the Crime Branch Jan 23.

The body of 52-year-old Pushkar was discovered by her husband in a south Delhi’s five-star hotel room Jan 17. She was staying in the hotel room with her husband as their government accommodation was being renovated.

The case was handed over first to a Sub-Divisional Magistrate as mandated by law since Tharoor was married to Pushkar for less than seven years. The SDM conducted an inquiry and submitted a report to South District police within a week.


On the basis of the post-mortem examination, which stated that Pushkar’s death was caused by poisoning, the SDM suggested police should investigate the matter.


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