There was no delay on our part in Sunanda Pushkar case, Delhi police tells court
The Delhi police on Wednesday told the Delhi High Court that there was no delay on their part to probe the Sunanda Pushkar case. Further, the Delhi police told the court that the technical investigation was not in their hands and some foreign agencies, as well as AIIMS was involved in the probe and hence it was taking some time.
Meanwhile, BJP leader Subramanian Swamy while demanding for a CBI inquiry in the case also said if investigating agencies conclude that death is due to poison then it doesn't matter what type of poison it was.
He further submitted that forensic investigation by USA FBI and other agencies are just delaying the investigation.
Issuing an ultimatum, the Delhi High Court told Police that if you have anything new then come within 2 weeks and if you can't then we will look into it.
Earlier on August 19, Delhi's Patiala House Court pulled up the Delhi police for delaying the de-sealing of the hotel suite, in which Sunanda Pushkar was found dead. They have also asked the Police as to why has it taken two months to inform the hotel that they would need more time.
Earlier on July 21, Metropolitan Magistrate Pankaj Sharma had ordered de-sealing of the suite within four weeks, saying the hotel could not be put through unending hardships due to laxity on part of the police.
In a plea filed by hotel authorities, they had claimed that due to the sealing of the suite, which costs between Rs 55,000 and Rs 61,000 a night, it had suffered a loss of over Rs 50 lakh in the last three years.
Pushkar was found dead in Room no: 345 of the South Delhi hotel on the night of January 17, 2014. The suite was sealed on that night itself for investigation.