Sunanda Pushkar murder case: Delhi Police may question Pakistan's Mehr Tarar
After grilling Shashi Tharoor and many others over the murder of Sunanda Pushkar, the Delhi Police is likely to interrogate Pakistani journalist Mehr Tarar, whose friendship with Congress MP had reportedly upsetted Pushkar.
New Delhi: After grilling Shashi Tharoor and many others over the murder of Sunanda Pushkar, the Delhi Police is likely to interrogate Pakistani journalist Mehr Tarar, whose friendship with Congress MP had reportedly upsetted Pushkar.
Delhi Police Commissioner BS Bassi said Tarar will be questioned, if need be. No notice in this regard has been sent to Tarar, added Bassi.
"We will try to collect information from her as she is a relevant person, who may throw some light on the case," said Bassi.
Talking to Zee Media, Tarar said she would cooperate with the Delhi Police in the case.
However, when flooded by queries regarding this development on microblogging website Twitter, Tarar chose not to make any comment.
No comments. And that is my only comment.
— Mehr Tarar (@MehrTarar) March 12, 2015
The Delhi Police Commissioner stated that if required, Tharoor will also be questioned again.
During one of his earlier interrogation sessions, Tharoor had already been asked about his relations with Tarar.
Meanwhile, BJP leader Subramanian Swamy said Tarar should be examined.
“Tarar was one of the causes of fight between Shashi Tharoor and Sunanda Pushkar. He spent three nights with her in Dubai,” added Swamy.
Notably, Pushkar was found dead in a five-star hotel in south Delhi on the night of January 17, a day after her Twitter spat with Tarar over the latter's alleged affair with Tharoor.
The Delhi Police had last month questioned Tharoor over the ownership of Kochi Tuskers, a defunct IPL franchisee, to find out if his murdered wife Sunanda Pushkar received equity on his behalf from the franchisee.
Tharoor, along with five people including his domestic help Narayan Singh and driver Bajrangi, were called by the Special Investigation Team (SIT) for questioning at its Anti-Auto Theft Squad (AATS) office in south Delhi's Vasant Vihar.
Police had constituted the SIT after registering a murder case against unknown people on January 1 this year.
The SIT probing the case has so far questioned at least 15 people, including Tharoor, his staff members, close friends of the couple and the staff of Leela Palace hotel where Pushkar was found dead.