New Delhi: Congress MP Shashi Tharoor on Sunday returned to the national capital, saying it is his duty to cooperate in the investigation into the death of his wife, Sunanda Pushkar, even as the Delhi Police said it would not question him now.
“It is my duty to cooperate with the police investigation and not to undermine the probe in any way,” said Mr. Tharoor while heading back to Delhi on a flight from Kochi after a fortnight-long stay for Ayurveda treatment at Guruvayur.
A senior police official said they wanted to first examine all other people related to the case.
“As of now we have no business with him [Tharoor]. We would like to question his aides and others including the hotel staff. We would like to collate all the available material and then take a decision on the issue of examining him,” he said.
Another official associated with the probe said that in a couple of days, they would move “letter rogatory” in a local court under sections of Cr.PC for sending viscera samples to a foreign lab in the U.S. or the U.K. to determine the nature and quantity of the poison which caused Sunanda’s death. On the flight, a television channel reporter asked Mr. Tharoor about the manner in which his domestic help was grilled, but he refused to respond.