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Tharoor demands a probe ‘without political pressure’


Sashi Tharoor

Guruvayur:  Expressing concern over the way investigation was being done into the death of his wife Sunanda Pushkar, Congress MP Shashi Tharoor today demanded a professional police probe without any political pressure or consideration and pre-determined outcome.

He also offered to face questioning by Delhi Police at an early opportunity to address the questions they may have.

Days after the Delhi Police filed a case of murder in his wife’s mysterious death almost a year ago, the former Union Minister, who completed a two-week Ayurveda treatment near here, met the media to say that he will extend full cooperation in a “fair” investigation.

“I have a number of questions in my mind and concerns over the way in which the investigation had moved so far. I have written to the Police Commissioner yest rday in detail. Hope he will have discussions with the investigating officers. It is for him to do what he wants to do,” he said.

In his letter to the Police Commissioner, Tharoor said he is looking for an early opportunity to address questions “his people may have”.

“It is very important that it (probe) should be done professionally without any political pressure or intervention and without any pre-determined outcome,” he said.

Tharoor again said that he was “taken aback” by the police decision to register a murder case as the family had no reason to believe “foul play” in Sunanda’s death.