No pressure on Delhi Police: Rajnath Singh on Sunanda Pushkar murder case

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday said that there was no political pressure on the Delhi Police, which is probing into the murder case of Congress MP Shashi Tharoor's wife Sunanda Pushkar.

New Delhi: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday said that there was no political pressure on the Delhi Police, which is probing into the murder case of Congress MP Shashi Tharoor's wife Sunanda Pushkar.

"There is no political pressure on the case. An absolutely impartial inquiry is being conducted on the issue. In fact the Delhi police always conduct an impartial inquiry," said Singh.

Earlier this week, Delhi Police chief BS Bassi said Tharoor may be questioned soon in connection with his wife's murder.

Bassi reiterated today that Tharoor would be questioned in the next few days in connection with the case.

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 spot-fixing.

Bassi said there was no tempering with any evidence inside the hotel's room where Pushkar was found murdered. 

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