Sunanda Pushkar death: BJP trying to do politics, accuses Congress

Congress on Friday advocated caution on the Sunanda Pushkar death case and accused BJP of doing "politics" over the issue, which it said was "entirely a legal process".

PTI| Updated: Oct 11, 2014, 00:26 AM IST

 New Delhi: Congress on Friday advocated caution on the Sunanda Pushkar death case and accused BJP of doing "politics" over the issue, which it said was "entirely a legal process".

"Congress' stand is clear. When a legal process is taking place, you do not comment on every document, every comma and full stop. Every week a new document may come up. When that legal process reaches a conclusion or even a semi conclusion, then we will see," party spokesperson Abhishek Singhvi told reporters.

Asked about Union minister Venkaiah Naidu favouring a fresh probe into the case, saying it "requires an inquiry", Singhvi said, "BJP is trying to get politics into an issue, which is entirely a legal process."

Sunanda was found dead in a 5-star hotel in South Delhi on the night of January 17, a day after her Twitter spat with Pakistani journalist Mehr Tarar over an alleged affair with husband Shashi Tharoor.

The new report by the three-member panel of doctors, who had conducted the autopsy on her, maintained that she died of poisoning.

The report was prepared on the basis of the findings of the Central Forensic Science Laboratory (CFSL) which had examined Sunanda's viscera.

Delhi Police has, however, said that the fresh report submitted to the police by AIIMS doctors on the reasons for the death of Sunanda is "inconclusive" and it may now go for advance forensic tests.

The viscera report of CFSL in March had hinted at drug poisoning but police had then considered it as inconclusive. It then asked AIIMS to re-examine the report and give its findings.

Police may now seek another expert opinion from the CFSL or go for advance forensic tests to clear the air.