Shashi Tharoor influenced Sunanda Pushkar's autopsy report?

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New Delhi, July 1: The mystery over the death of Sunanda Pushkar, the wife of former Union minister Shashi Tharoor, took a new twist on Tuesday when Sudhir Gupta, a doctor at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) reportedly claimed that he was asked to produce a tailor-made report in the case, a report published in Zee News said.

The Zee report said that according to another report published in a website, Dr Gupta, who headed the panel that carried out Sunanda Pushkar's post-mortem, said in an affidavit filed in the Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) that he was pressurised by former Union minister and AIIMS president Ghulam Nabi Azad to cover up the matter.

The doctor said he was pressurisd to cover up the matter

The doctor also said that he could not say the truth in the report owing to the pressure created by Azad and Tharoor, two former Cabinet ministers, the Zee report added.

The report quoted the affidavit saying: "(The) applicant could not muster courage of openly placing the facts in black and white as the former president of AIIMS Shri Gulam Nabi Azad was an immensely powerful politician and then the health minister and the husband of late Sunanda Pushkar was also a minister and a powerful politician."

Dr Gupta also gave details of emails exchanged between the AIIMS director and Tharoor to prove his claims that the autopsy report was influenced.

Dr Gupta's claims materialised at a time when has been slapped with charges of plagiarism and misconduct, the Zee report said.

Sunanda Pushkar was found dead in a five-star hotel in the national capital on January 17, just days after she was involved in a verbal spat with a Pakistani journalist Mehr Tarar on Twitter, suspecting her of having an affair with Shashi Tharoor whom she married in 2010. Tarar although denied the allegations. The viscera report of Sunanda Pushkar suggested drug poisoning.

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