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‘Collaborator’ Tharoor should be arrested: Swamy on Sunanda’s murder


New Delhi: Continuing his verbal salvo against Congress MP Shashi Tharoor, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy on Saturday said the former was most definitely a ‘collaborator’ in the murder of his wife Sunanda Pushkar, and therefore, should be arrested.

He also accused Delhi Police Commissioner B S Bassi of not revealing the exact chemical compound that was responsible for Sunanda’s death on the night of January 16-17, 2014.

“The FBI had confirmed that there was one other poison, which can cause heart failure, which has not been revealed by the Delhi Police Commissioner. The matter has, therefore, become serious, as contradictory statements have been coming from Shashi Tharoor,” Swamy told ANI.

“Shashi Tharoor should be arrested and the police should interrogate him in the police station. He is the collaborator in the whole incident,” he added.

After receiving the observations from the All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS) in the Pushkar viscera report, Bassi yesterday confirmed that her death was ‘unnatural’.

Speaking to the media here, he asserted that in the report by the FBI, it was said that none of the samples sent to them contained any radioactive material.

According to the AIIMS Panel, which is headed by Dr. Sudhir Gupta, the head of the Department of Forensics, Pushkar died after being poisoned by Polonimum-210 or Po-210, sources state.

The Delhi Police had submitted a 15-page Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) report to AIIMS Medical Board for further opinion.

Sunanda Pushkar, 51, was found dead at the Leela Hotel in New Delhi on January 17, 2014.

Pushkar’s viscera samples were sent to the FBI lab in Washington in February last year after a panel of doctors from AIIMS said that the alleged ‘poison’ could not be detected in Indian labs. (ANI)

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