n18
Menu
NEWS|Politics 
   |

New Delhi: A day after Union Minister Shashi Tharoor's wife Sunanda Pushkar was cremated, the Sub-Divisional Magistrate in Delhi questioned eight people on Sunday evening. This included Sunanda's son, brother, Tharoor himself and five members of their personal staff. According to the sources, the SDM questioned Tharoor about the circumstances leading to his wife's death. He was also questioned about their relationship since marriage and about his relation with Pakistani journalist Mehr Tarar, who was accused by Sunanda of having an affair with him. Officials have recovered anti-depressant drugs from Sunanda's room in Hotel Leela. Investigators are also examining the call and SMS details from her phone number. All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) is likely to hand over the details of Sunanda's post-mortem report to the SDM on Monday and the magisterial inquiry will likely conclude by Tuesday or latest by Wednesday. Sources said that Tharoor gave his statement in writing and was very co-operative throughout the entire period. With this the SDM's part of the enquiry is over and he is now waiting for the post-mortem report. Tharoor had earlier in the day asked Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde to expedite the probe into his wife Sunanda's death case to bring out the truth. He said he will fully co-operate with the investigation. A day after Sunanda's cremation, Tharoor said, "I am horrified to read the reckless speculation in the media regarding this case." The preliminary post-mortem report called her death unnatural and sudden. The post-mortem also revealed that she had not consumed any solid food. AIIMS Forensic Head Sudhir Gupta said, "Yes, she had a sudden unnatural death. We have preserved some samples for testing." However, the police and doctors have so far remained tightlipped about Sunanda's death and are unwilling to comment on the cause of her death till the SDM completes his enquiry. A day after Union Minister Shashi Tharoor's wife Sunanda Pushkar was cremated, the Sub-Divisional Magistrate in Delhi questioned eight people on Sunday evening in connection with her death. This included Sunanda's son, brother, Tharoor himself and five members of their personal staff. According to the sources, the SDM questioned Tharoor about the circumstances leading to his wife's death. He was also questioned about their relationship since marriage and about his relation with Pakistani journalist Mehr Tarar. Officials have recovered anti depressant drugs from Sunanda's room in Hotel Leela. Call and SMS details of her are being examined. The post-mortem report will be given by the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) to the SDM on Monday and the magisterial inquiry will likely conclude by Tuesday or latest by Wednesday. Sources said that Tharoor gave his statement in writing and was very cooperative throughout the entire period. With this the SDM's part of the enquiry is over and he is now waiting for the post-mortem report. Tharoor had earlier in the day asked Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde to expedite the probe into his wife Sunanda's death case to bring out the truth. He said he will fully co-operate with the investigation. A day after Sunanda's cremation, Tharoor said, "I am horrified to read the reckless speculation in the media regarding this case." The preliminary post-mortem report called her death unnatural and sudden. The post-mortem also revealed that she had not consumed any solid food. AIIMS Forensic Head Sudhir Gupta said, "Yes, she had a sudden unnatural death. We have preserved some samples for testing." However, the police and doctors have so far remained tightlipped about Sunanda's death and are unwilling to comment on the cause of her death till the SDM completes his enquiry.

Red cards, yellow cards in cricket? MCC at Lord's plans to penalise misbehaving cricketers

from firstpost

Red cards, yellow cards in cricket? MCC at Lord's plans to penalise misbehaving cricketers

London: In a development which could have far-reaching consequences, misbehaving cricketers will be sent off or immediately penalised five runs under new rules being trialled by the MCC.After a worldw...


After Delhi HC judgement, BJP says Kejriwal thoroughly exposed, must quit

from firstpost

After Delhi HC judgement, BJP says Kejriwal thoroughly exposed, must quit

New Delhi: BJP on Wednesday demanded Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwals resignation, saying he stands thoroughly exposed after Delhi High Court quashed a trial court order asking the CBI to return ...

'Let's forget the past': Congress, CPI-M leaders keep alliance option warm in West Bengal

from firstpost

'Let's forget the past': Congress, CPI-M leaders keep alliance option warm in West Bengal

Kolkata: Displaying bonhomie, senior leaders of the CPI-M and the Congress on Wednesday pitched for an alliance in the upcoming assembly polls in West Bengal, saying both parties needed to forget the ...

Intolerance and startups cannot go hand-in-hand: Rahul Gandhi

from firstpost

Intolerance and startups cannot go hand-in-hand: Rahul Gandhi

Kochi: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday took a dig at the NDA government's startup initiative, saying intolerance and startups cannot go hand-in-hand as it is essential to have free m...

Arunachal crisis: Governor can't curb speaker's powers under anti-defection law, says Supreme Court

from firstpost

Arunachal crisis: Governor can't curb speaker's powers under anti-defection law, says Supreme Court

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday questioned the constitutional legitimacy of Arunachal Pradesh Governor Jyoti Prasad Rajkhowa's direction that there should not be any tinkering with the party...

Arunachal crisis: Governor can't curb speaker's powers under anti-defection law, says Supreme Court

from firstpost

Arunachal crisis: Governor can't curb speaker's powers under anti-defection law, says Supreme Court

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday questioned the constitutional legitimacy of Arunachal Pradesh Governor Jyoti Prasad Rajkhowa's direction that there should not be any tinkering with the party...

Odisha: 11 BJP supporters arrested for allegedly attacking BJD MLA

from firstpost

Odisha: 11 BJP supporters arrested for allegedly attacking BJD MLA

Paradip: Eleven BJP supporters were on Wednesday arrested for allegedly attacking ruling BJD MLA Pramod Kumar Mallick, police said.Mallick had on Tuesday alleged that he was forced to wear saffron out...