Sunanda Pushkar death case: Probe on, may question Dr Sudhir Gupta, says Delhi Police

Delhi Police on Wednesday said that it may summon Dr Sudhir Gupta, the head of the forensics department at AIIMS, who had made sensational allegations that he was pressurized to doctor the autopsy report of Sunanda Pushkar, wife of former Union minister Shashi Tharoor.

By Ritesh K Srivastava | Last Updated: Jul 02, 2014, 15:26 PM IST

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New Delhi: Delhi Police on Wednesday said that it may summon Dr Sudhir Gupta, the head of the forensics department at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), who had made sensational allegations that he was pressurized to doctor the autopsy report of Sunanda Pushkar, wife of former Union minister Shashi Tharoor.

Delhi Police Commissioner BS Bassi today said that his officials are probing all aspects of the case and may call Dr Sudhi Gupta for further questioning to verify his allegations.

Bassi also stated that Delhi Police will also consult the doctors and forensic experts in connection with the case.

The reaction from Delhi Police Commissioner came minutes after senior BJP leader and noted lawyer Subramanian Swamy reiterated that Pushkar was murdered and called for proper investigation in the case.
"I have been saying this from the beginning that she was murdered by a professional gang. There should be proper investigations in this case as there are certain new aspects which have come out and which strongly indicate that she was murdered," Swamy told reporters.

Swamy said that Pushkar had told people that she will expose the corruption in IPL.

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"How come a person is cremated in the next 24 hours from death and without the matter being settled?" he asked.

He further said that it was strange that Tharoor was admitted in the AIIMS Hospital when the autopsy was about to be conducted on Pushkar`s body.

Dr Sudhir Gupta had yesterday said that he was pressurized to give a doctored report in Pushkar`s death case.

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Gupta headed the team of experts who conducted the postmortem on Pushkar`s body. He has alleged in his complaint to the Health Ministry and the Chief Vigilance Commission (CVC) that he was pressured by top officials to show that Pushkar`s death was `natural`.

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Gupta claimed that he did not bow to the pressure and stated in his report that Pushkar died due to drug poisoning, which could be `suicidal or homicidal`.