In the latest developments in the Sunanda Pushkar murder case, former Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh was questioned by a special investigating team (SIT) of Delhi Police on Wednesday, media reports said.
The Times of India in this article quoted Delhi police commissioner BS Bassi as saying that Amar Singh had claimed he had information related to Sunanda’s murder case.
Sunanda Pushkar was found dead in a five-star hotel in Delhi a year ago.
After a two-hour grilling session, Amar Singh met mediapersons and said, “I was quizzed for about two hours. Since, the matter is under investigation, it is best that we let police investigate it properly. At the end everything will be clear.”
“When the SIT team of Delhi Police came to know that Sunanda had talked to me a few days before her death, they asked me about the sequence of my talk with her…I conveyed to the Delhi Police whatever I knew about Sunanda,” Zee News quoted Amar Singh as saying.
Amar Singh refused to name anyone in the Sunanda murder case and added, “I respect Shashi Tharoor and Soniaji and I will not say anything to slander anyone. Sunanda was a good friend and I have spoken the truth. I have told them (the Delhi police) what I know and I do not want to interfere in the probe.
Quoting Singh, the TOI report said Sunanda had called the former SP leader two days before her death.
According to a report in the NDTV, Amar Singh had recently told a TV channel that Sunanda Pushkar was depressed over the IPL fiasco. He further added that Sunanda broke down and she wanted to reveal information about the IPL to Amar Singh, according to the report.
However, Zee News quoted the minister also saying Sunanda was a brave lady and she could not commit suicide. Apart from Amar Singh, Delhi police will call Sunanda’s husband, Shashi Tharoor again for quizzing.
Reports also said that Sunanda’s son Shiv Pushkar Menon might be summoned by the SIT for questioning. On January 19, Tharoor was questioned for around three-and-a-half hours. Police officials had then refused to share Tharoor’s answers during the questioning, saying any revelation would hamper the investigation.