New Delhi: Three crucial witnesses in the Sunanda Pushkar murder case say that they are ready to face a polygraph test. The Delhi Police, which is investigating the high-profile case had summoned the witnesses to undergo the lie detector test.
Last week, a SIT of the Delhi Police had claimed that the witnesses may be ‘hiding key facts’ associated with the case. The team sought the permission of a Delhi court to conduct the test.
The three witnesses are Shashi Tharoor’s domestic help Narain Singh, driver Bajrangi and family friend Sanjay Dewan. However, the witnesses claim that they have nothing to hide.
Sunanda was found dead in a posh Delhi hotel on January 17, 2014 following a Twitter spat with Pakistani journalist, Mehr Tarar whom she accused of having an affair with her husband, Shashi Tharoor.
During investigations, several persons including Narain, Bajrangi and Dewan were examined as they were closely associated with Tharoor and Pushkar, and were also present at Hotel Leela Palace here just before her death.
Tharoor has been questioned thrice in the case and has always maintained that he would cooperate with the ongoing investigation.
According to police, 51-year-old Pushkar was poisoned. The SIT is also inquiring a link to the money-spinning Indian Premier League.
In 2010, Tharoor was forced to resign as the as the Minister of State for External Affairs after corruption reports surfaced associating him to the cricket franchise for his home state of Kerala.
According to reports, Sunanda was allegedly given stakes over Rs 94 crore for free.