Delhi Police gets forensic report of Sunanda Pushkar's cell phones, retrieves deleted texts

Gandhinagar-based Directorate of Forensic Science (DFS) experts on Monday submitted a detailed report of Congress MP Shashi Tharoor's deceased wife Sunanda Pushkar's cellphone records to the Delhi Police.

Last Updated: Mar 23, 2015, 21:17 PM IST
Delhi Police gets forensic report of Sunanda Pushkar's cell phones, retrieves deleted texts

New Delhi: Gandhinagar-based Directorate of Forensic Science (DFS) experts on Monday submitted a detailed report of Congress MP Shashi Tharoor's deceased wife Sunanda Pushkar's cellphone records to the Delhi Police.

Speaking to ANI, Delhi Police Commissioner BS Bassi said, “Evidence which has come to light after forensic examination of equipment is being analyzed.”

"One week back we had received these equipments and reports, now we are analyzing the data. Have retrieved some deleted evidence from blackberry, twitter etc. will see if there was any intentional deletion of texts" he added.

According to police, Mehr Tarar is also likely to be questioned over the murder of Sunanda Pushkar. Tarar has, however, refused to come to India to join the probe but was willing to cooperate.

However, Bassi had earlier denied reports which had suggested that the Delhi Police have approached the Pakistan High Commission regarding the questioning of journalist Mehr Tarar.

Meanwhile, Delhi Police chief also said that the Special Investigating Team (SIT) may question Shashi Tharoor for the third time, if required.

Reacting over today's development, Shashi Tharoor said, “ There is no evidence as such on the murder so far, that is why entire family members, brother & son are with me.”

Speaking to ANI, he further said, "We have full hope in the legal & judicial process. Let justice come." 

With the DFS report having come, Delhi Police's SIT that is probing the mysterious death of Sunanda Pushkar, will again press Twitter, Facebook and Blackberry to share data related to her social media accounts and the people with whom she was in contact over them.

Delhi Police is also waiting for US' FBI to send their report on the kind of poison which caused Pushkar's death.

Investigators had sent the viscera samples to the US after AIIMS doctors had said that Indian labs lacked facility to identify the poison which caused her death.

The cause of death, termed "poisoning" by a panel of AIIMS doctors, has remained the biggest mystery of the case as they could not specify the kind of poison and the way it reached Pushkar's body.

After Tharoor was questioned in January by the Special Investigation Team (SIT) in connection with Sunanda's death, the Delhi Police had handed over her laptop and four mobile phones to DFS for further analysis.

Sunanda, 52, was found dead in her suite at Leela Palace hotel in Delhi on January 17, 2014, a day after she was involved in a spat with Pakistani journalist Mehr Tarar on micro-blogging website Twitter over the latter's alleged affair with Tharoor.

(With Agency inputs)