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Sunanda case: SIT likely to quiz Tharoor again

Days after quizzing Sunanda Pushkar's son Shiv Menon in connection with her mysterious death, Delhi Police's SIT is likely to further question former Union minister Shashi Tharoor and his staff.

india Updated: Feb 10, 2015 00:31 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
Sunanda Pushkar,Shiv Menon,SIT

Former Union minister Shashi Tharoor is likely to be summoned on Wednesday for his second round of questioning in connection with his wife Sunanda Pushkar’s death that is being probed by a special investigation team (SIT).

The announcement was made on Monday by the Delhi Police, four days after Sunanda’s son Shiv Pushkar Menon was quizzed by the SIT at the anti-auto theft squad (AATS) office.

Police said the investigators would question Tharoor’s domestic help Narayan Singh.

Menon was asked about Tharoor and Pushkar’s relationship, said police sources.

“As I had told you earlier, we had recorded the statement of Shiv Menon. We have got information from the SIT regarding which we need to question Tharoor and other members (staff, Tharoor’s other employees),” Delhi police commissioner BS Bassi said.

“Very soon, most probably by Wednesday, the team will question them again. The DCP (south) has to supervise the (Delhi) poll counting, so the questioning will take place by Wednesday or Thursday,” Bassi said.

“We have questioned everyone who was known to Sunanda. If someone still remains the SIT will talk to them too,” Bassi added.

The police team probing the case has questioned at least 15 people in this connection.

Tharoor, his staff members and close friends were among those quizzed by the Delhi Police. Former Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh and senior journalist Nalini Singh, too, have been questioned by the police.

First Published: Feb 09, 2015 23:38 IST