Sunanda case: Cops under pressure to harass Tharoor, claims Cong
The Congress said on Saturday said Delhi Police might have been under pressure to harass Shashi Tharror unnecessarily in the Sunanda Pushkar murder case.delhi Updated: Jan 17, 2016 00:42 IST
The Congress said on Saturday said Delhi Police might have been under pressure to harass Shashi Tharror unnecessarily in the Sunanda Pushkar murder case.
Delhi Police chief BS Bassi had on Saturday confirmed that Sunanda Pushkar’s death was due to ‘unnatural’ causes.
“It is for Delhi Police to see whether the death of Sunanda Pushkar was natural or not. The whole thing seems to be a very big mess. Sometimes evidences say something else and sometimes something else,” Congress leader Sandeep Dikshit told ANI.
“I only hope that there is nothing else in this case. Mr Tharoor is a very strong, powerful Congress leader and sometimes news comes that this case is being used to harass him unnecessarily and perhaps pressure may be put on the Delhi Police to do things, which the evidence may not be pointing at,” he added.
Coming out in full support of Tharoor, the Congress also labelled the latest updates as “nothing more than motivated leaks by the Delhi police”. who have not been able to crack the case.
“The police are still clueless about the cause or nature of the murder nor have they arrested the guilty. We urge the BJP government and the investigating agency to stop the media trail through leaks and focus on an impartial probe bereft of political motives,” another Congress spokesperson said.
The police were quick to react. “Delhi police is not under any kind of pressure as far as probe in Sunanda Pushkar murder case is concerned. Whatever is being done in the case is totally based on merits. What we can ensure is a fair investigation that will be free from any kind of political or individual pressure. We have registered a murder case and all our efforts are to collect evidence to prove the charges in the court of law,” a senior Delhi Police officer privy to the probe told HT.
Meanwhile, asserting that Shashi Tharoor’s wife was poisoned to death, BJP leader Subramanian Swamy on Saturday accused Bassi of not revealing the exact chemical compound that was responsible for her death.
“Police commissioner is not telling the media that the FBI found presence of heart arrest-injectable poison lidocaine in Sunanda’s body,” Swamy tweeted.
(With inputs from agencies)