NEW DELHI : Days after questioning Congress leader Shashi Tharoor, Delhi Police Commissioner BS Bassi on Thursday said that some journalists will surely be questioned in the Sunanda Pushkar murder case.
Briefing the media persons, Bassi confirmed that some journalists who have been maintaining that Pushkar had called them a day before her death will be questioned in the coming days.“We will definitely speak to those scribes to get to the roots of this case,” the Delhi Police chief said.
Tharoor was questioned Monday night at the Anti Auto Theft Squad office in south Delhi’s Vasant Vihar police station.A five-member team of SIT — including a deputy commissioner of police, an additional deputy commissioner, an assistant commissioner and two inspectors — questioned Tharoor for over four hours.
He was asked about his strained relationship with Pushkar, and was also asked as to when he got to know about her death and why he did not take her to the hospital.
Sources said he was also asked why he informed the police so late.He was also questioned about his alleged fight with Pushkar Jan 17 morning, the day she was found dead in the hotel’s room here.Tharoor was also asked about their fight on a flight when the couple was headed to Delhi Jan 15.
Earlier this month, the police had said that based on available evidence, Sunanda Pushkar, 51, was poisoned.The SIT has questioned at least 12 people, including Tharoor’s security staff members and domestic help who were present in the hotel in south Delhi’s Leela Palace hotel when Pushkar was found dead.
Sunanda Pushkar was found dead in the five-star Leela Hotel in Delhi on January 17, 2014.