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SIT to probe Sunanda Pushkar case: Delhi Police

Delhi Police Commissioner B S Bassi on Wednesday said that a Special Investigation Team (SIT) has been formed to carry forward the probe in the death of Sunanda Pushkar, the wife of Congress leader and former union minister Shashi Tharoor.

“In order to do a proper investigation in this case, we have made a special team. This special investigation team will be closely monitored by Additional DCP (South). One inspector and a SHO of Sarojini Nagar are also a part of this SIT. All these people will collectively take forward the investigation,” said Bassi.

Bassi said the police is proceeding according to the action plan, and added that every aspect is being examined carefully.

“As far as questioning is concerned, whatever is necessary will be been done. The reports we earlier received from the medical board was an interim report. After that some clarifications were demanded and were given accordingly,” he said.

Earlier on Tuesday, Bassi had confirmed that Pushkar was murdered on the basis of an AIIMS medical board report that said Sunanda’s death was unnatural and due to poisoning.

Bassi denied allegations of deliberate delays in the case, despite the FIR being registered almost a year after Pushkar’s death.

Pushkar, who married Tharoor in 2010, had checked into The Leela Hotel in Chanakyapuri a day before her death on January 17, 2014.

Tharoor’s aides said the couple had checked into the luxury hotel because of renovation work at his Delhi bungalow.

Prior to her death, Sunanda was embroiled in a spat with Pakistan-based journalist, Mehr Tarar, whom she accused of stalking her husband Shashi Tharoor.

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