Tharoor may be questioned again: Delhi Police chief

Written by | January 20, 2015 | 0

New Delhi: A day after questioning Congress MP Shashi Tharoor for four hours in connection with his wife Sunanda Pushkar’s mysterious death, Delhi Police Chief B.S. Bassi on Tuesday said that if necessary, he could be questioned again.

“We have examined several people related to this case. Some of them are still to be questioned and we are in the process of completing our questioning,” Bassi told the media.

Asked about Tharoor’s questioning Monday night, he said: “Tharoor was questioned for around three-and-a-half hours…and if necessary he will be called for a second round of questioning.”

Police officials refused to share Tharoor’s answers during the questioning Monday evening, saying any revelation would hamper the imvestigations.

Pushkar was found dead in a luxury hotel’s room here Jan 17, 2014. Police have said she was poisoned to death.

Bassi said, “Our SIT (Special Investigation Team) questioned Tharoor about the background of the incident and also the incident”.

He added that police were analysing Tharoor’s answers given to the interrogating team. Tharoor was questioned Monday evening – hours after he was issued a notice.

Tharoor was questioned at the Anti Auto Theft Squad office in south Delhi’s Vasant Vihar police station where he reached around 8 p.m. He was questioned till midnight.

Police sources said that the former union minister was “relaxed” while answering the questions and spoke mostly in English.

A five-member team of SIT — including a deputy commissioner of police, an additional deputy commissioner, an assistant commissioner and two inspectors — questioned Tharoor for over four hours.

He was asked about his strained relationship with Pushkar, and was also asked as to when he got to know about her death and why he did not take her to the hospital.

Sources said he was also asked why he informed the police so late.

He was also questioned about his alleged fight with Pushkar Jan 17 morning, the day she was found dead in the hotel’s room here.

Tharoor was also asked about their fight on a flight when the couple was headed to Delhi Jan 15.

Sources added that Tharoor was asked about the 15 injury marks found on Pushkar’s body, and if he hurt her.

He was asked about his relation with Pakistani journalist Mehr Tarar, whose friendship with Tharoor had reportedly led to a row between him and Pushkar.

“There were a series of questions which Tharoor had to face,” sources said

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