New Delhi | Congress MP Shashi Tharoor has reached Sarojini Nagar police station for the fourth round of the questioning in connection with the mysterious death of his wife Sunanda Pushkar, sources said. On Thursday also, Mr Tharoor was called for questioning twice during the day. In total, he was questioned for about seven hours. He was quizzed at the Anti-Auto Theft Squad (AATS) office in South Delhi in two sessions.
In the afternoon session, Mr Tharoor’s driver Bajrangi was also quizzed along with the Congress MP. A senior police official said that Mr Tharoor faced tough questions on the IPL controversy which had broken out in early 2010 when he was the Minister of State for External Affairs.
The official said the questioning was being conducted by DCP P S Kushwah and senior inspector Rajender Singh. The Congress leader arrived at the Sarojini Nagar police station at 1030 hrs.
From Sarojini Nagar, he was taken to Special Investigation Team’s office at Vasant Vihar in south Delhi for questioning at around 1130 hrs.
The Congress MP had last been questioned on January 19 when he was reportedly asked more than 50 questions by a team of four officers.
Police officials had then refused to share Mr Tharoor’s replies during the questioning, saying any revelation would hamper the investigation. Sunanda’s son Shiv Menon was questioned on February 5. Former Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh, two journalists — Nalini Singh and Rahul Kanwal — have already deposed before the SIT.
Sunanda was found dead in a luxury hotel room on January 17, 2014. A murder case was registered against unknown people on January 1, this year.
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