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‘Plenty’ to say on Sunanda but only after probe ends: Tharoor

Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Saturday claimed that he has “plenty” to say on Sunanda Pushkar’s death but would await the ongoing probe to end.

india Updated: Jan 23, 2016 22:43 IST
Sunanda Pushkar,Shashi Tharoor,FBI report
File photo of Congress leader Shashi Tharoor and Sunanda Pushkar. (Manoj Verma/HT File Photo)

Days after the FBI report concluded that the death of Sunanda Pushkar was due to poisoning, her widower and former Union minister Shashi Tharoor on Saturday claimed that he has “plenty” to say on the case but would await the ongoing probe to end.

“Let me say this for the last time, I will not comment on this matter, as a matter of policy as well as principle, until the police have concluded investigation,” Tharoor said on the sidelines of the ongoing Jaipur Literature Festival in Jaipur.

“Once the police have done so, come to a conclusion and presented it to a court, I will have plenty to say. But till then it will be wrong to do so and I will not do so,” he said.

In January last year, the Delhi Police had registered a case of murder in connection with the death of Sunanada Pushkar.

An All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS) medical board had found poisoning as the reason for her death following which the police had sent her viscera samples to an FBI lab in Washington last year.

The AIIMS medical board gave its opinion based on the FBI report that Sunanda died of “poisoning”.

51-year-old Sunanda Pushkar was found dead at a suite in a five-star hotel in south Delhi on the night of January 17, 2014, a day after her spat with Pakistani journalist Mehr Tarar on Twitter over her alleged affair with Tharoor.

First Published: Jan 23, 2016 22:43 IST