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BJP MP Varun Gandhi meets Congress leader Shashi Tharoor

BJP MP Varun Gandhi met Congress leader Shashi Tharoor at his residence in the national capital on Tuesday.


New Delhi: BJP MP Varun Gandhi met Congress leader Shashi Tharoor at his residence in the national capital on Wednesday.

Varun drove to Tharoor's Lodhi Estate residence in the evening and stayed there for some time.

However, when asked questions by the media, Varun did not say anything.

But later on he posted on the micro-blogging site Twitter: "Was asked to meet Dr Tharoor for External Affairs Committee agenda for next session. Was there for ten minutes and left."

Meanwhile, Delhi Police has handed over the laptop and mobile phones of Tharoor's deceased wife Sunanda Pushkar to Gandhinagar-based Directorate of Forensic Science (DFS), to retrieve crucial data which could help the ongoing probe into her death.

After Tharoor was questioned on Monday by the Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe the circumstances leading to the mysterious death of Sunanda a year back, the Delhi Police yesterday handed over her laptop and four mobile phones to DFS for further analysis.

"Officials of Delhi Police came to DFS yesterday and handed over one laptop and four mobile phones, which were used by Pushkar before her death, in a sealed cover," DFS Director J M Vyas said, as per PTI.

"We have been given the task to examine them and extract crucial information to help the ongoing investigation by the police," Vyas said.

"We are not given any time frame to give our final report, but we will do it as soon as possible. DFS is equipped with technology to extract information from such gadgets, even if it is deleted," he said.

"We can find out with whom she was in contact and what kind of communication she had before her death. Such insight can prove crucial for police," he said.

On Monday, Tharoor was questioned for about four hours by the SIT of Delhi Police in connection with Pushkar's mysterious death, nearly three weeks after a case of murder was registered on the basis of a medical report that concluded that she died of poisoning.

Sunanda, 52, was found dead in her suite at Leela Palace hotel in Delhi on January 17 last year, 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.

In another twist to the case, it has also come to light that Sunanda, who had checked in the hotel on January 15, had gone out to meet someone the next day. Police is trying to ascertain where she had gone, with whom and to meet whom, PTI reported.

Whereabouts of Shashi Tharoor on the intervening night of January 15 and 16 are also been verified.

The couple had fought on the flight from Thiruvananthapuram to Delhi on January 15 following which she left him at the airport and checked in at Leela Hotel where Tharoor had joined her the next day.

With PTI inputs