Sunanda Pushkar murder mystery: Shashi Tharoor, Mehr Tarar stayed together in Dubai?

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New Delhi: A new twist has come into the Sunanda Pushkar murder case as reports are now claiming that Congress MP Shashi Tharoor allegedly stayed with Pakistani journalist Mehr Tarar in Dubai.

Taking a dig at Shashi Tharoor, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy tweeted, "When Tharoor allegedly spent three night with suspected ISI compliant journalist Tarar, he was India's Union Minister. That is like Profumo."

Sunanda's murder mystery: Shashi Tharoor, Mehr Tarar stayed together in Dubai?

Swamy reportedly said so by referring to a report on a news channel which suggested that "a witness has revealed that Tharoor and Tarar stayed together in Dubai for three days."

Meanwhile, Delhi Police chief B.S. Bassi said, soon Congress MP Shashi Tharoor might be questioned in connection with his wife Sunanda Pushkar's murder.

"I know Tharoor is in Delhi. Our SIT (Special Investigation Team) is working on the case, and if they require they will call him (Tharoor) soon," Bassi told the media.

Tharoor reached Delhi on Sunday from Kerala, where he was undergoing ayurvedic rejuvenation. Pushkar, 52, was found dead in a luxury hotel here Jan 17, 2014. Police have said she was poisoned to death.

In response to a question, Bassi said Pakistani journalist Mehr Tarar, whose friendship with Tharoor had reportedly led to a row between him and Pushkar, may also be questioned if needed.

Pushkar was found dead just days after an open spat on Twitter drew attention on the couple's personal life and Tarar.

Tharoor reached the national capital yesterday and is likely to be questioned by Delhi Police in connection with his wife's murder.

Tharoor arrived at the Indira Gandhi International airport from Kerala at around 2 pm and went to his house in central Delhi's Lodhi Estate.

Tharoor did not reply to questions from journalists, and merely said: "I have already spoken with the media (in Kerala)."

He drove away in a car with his security staff. After reaching home, he consulted his lawyers and discussed the case.

Policemen have been deployed outside his residence.

Tharoor was undergoing ayurvedic rejuvenation in Thrissur district of Kerala. Soon after his discharge, he raised questions on the Delhi Police investigation and demanded a professional probe.

He also said he wrote to Delhi Police Commissioner BS Bassi, assuring him full cooperation with the investigating team.

On Saturday, Delhi Police said they will question Tharoor after the people who were in the hotel and in touch with Pushkar before she was found murdered.

Police have compiled a list of people to be questioned in the case. They have already questioned Tharoor's domestic help Shri Narain Singh, who told them there was a fight between Tharoor and Pushkar, a day before she was found dead.

In November last year, police also questioned Pushkar's businessman friend Sunil Trakru - who had then dropped Pushkar at the hotel when she came to Delhi in January 2014.

The case was registered on January 01, almost a year after her death, following the final post-mortem report from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) that was submitted on December 28, last year.

Police had collected pieces of broken glass from Pushkar's hotel room which purportedly implied that a scuffle took place inside the room before her death.

Wife of Shashi Tharoor, Sunanda Pushkar, was found dead in a five-star hotel on January 17, 2014.

(With inputs from agencies)

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