`Delhi Police likely to question Shashi Tharoor this week`

sunandaNEW DELHI : Congress MP Shashi Tharoor may be questioned this week in connection with his wife Sunanda Pushkar’s murder, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy cited police sources as saying on Tuesday.
Swamy, on microblogging website Twitter, had on Monday said that police should “better talk to Tharoor soon before he has a memory loss.”Taking a dig at the Congress MP, the BJP leader said: “Tharoor is the extreme example of what can happen if a politician has weak morals.”
Delhi Police chief BS Bassi had yesterday stated that Tharoor might be questioned soon in connection with his wife’s murder.”I know Tharoor is in Delhi. Our SIT (Special Investigation Team) is working on the case, and if they require, they will call him (Tharoor) soon,” Bassi told the media.
Tharoor had reached Delhi on Sunday from Kerala, where he was undergoing ayurvedic rejuvenation.Pushkar, 52, was found dead in a luxury hotel here on January 17, 2014. Police have said she was poisoned to death.
In response to a question, Bassi said Pakistani journalist Mehr Tarar, whose friendship with Tharoor had reportedly led to a row between him and Pushkar, may also be questioned if needed.
Pushkar was found dead just days after an open spat on Twitter drew attention to the couple’s personal life and Tarar.
According to media reports, Pushkar also wanted to reveal something on Indian Premiere League (IPL) spot-fixing.
Bassi said there was no tempering with any evidence inside the hotel’s room where Pushkar was found murdered.
On the letter recently written by Tharoor to Delhi Police, Bassi said: “I got the letter but (I) need not give him (Tharoor) a reply.”
“Everybody has a right to say and speak,” he said.Bassi said the SIT was investigating the case and sincerely looking into each and every aspect. He said the team will reach to its logical conclusion soon.
He said the process of sending Pushkar’s viscera abroad for ascertaining the poisonous substance and its quantity was on.

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