The Special Investigation Team of the Delhi Police probing the mysterious death of Sunanda Pushkar has, over the last month, questioned those known to be close to her. Pushkar’s husband Shashi Tharoor, her friends Nalini Singh and Amar Singh have turned up for questioning but her son Shiv Pushkar Menon, who was to be questioned on Monday, failed to turn up.
As this report in Hindustan Times states, “Menon, who was served a notice by the SIT about four days ago, did not show up on Monday morning, despite confirming his availability for questioning.”
Menon, who is Pushkar’s son from her previous marriage lives abroad and was called for questioning on 29 January.
Even as the police remained mum on why he had not arrived in Delhi, The Hindustan Times reports that “Menon was asked to reach the Anti Auto Theft Squad (where the SIT has set-up office) by 10 am. But he did not turn up and the SIT members waited for him till late in the night.”
The officials were supposed to question Menon on whether he was told anything by Pushkar before her death.
A team of Delhi Police probing the murder has already questioned at least 15 people in connection with the case.
Former Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh was questioned on 29 January.
Singh had told the media that Pushkar was depressed over the IPL fiasco which led to the removal of the Kerala franchise in which she had considerable sweat equity. He added that she had broken down and wanted to reveal information about the IPL controversy to him. But it has not been established that the IPL controversy had anything to do with her death.
Pushkar was found dead in a luxury Delhi hotel room on 17 January, 2014. A murder case was registered by police against unknown people on 1 January this year.
With IANS inputs