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Delhi Police summons Tharoor over Sunanda’s murder case

The Delhi Police on Wednesday served summons on former Union Minister and Congress MP from Thiruvananthapuram Shashi Tharoor to join investigations into Sunanda’s murder case. Sources said the summons was issued under Section 160 of the CrPC by Investigating Officer (IO) Pramod Kushwah, the Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police South district. However, the sources refused to divulge date for his appearance.

Kushwah is the part of the Special Investigation Team (SIT) headed by Deputy Commissioner of Police (South) Prem Nath, which has been formed to probe mysterious death of Sunanda after registering a murder case based on medical report.

Meanwhile, Delhi Police Commissioner BS Bassi on Wednesday said the final medical report from AIIMS warranted filing of the FIR so that viscera samples can be sent abroad for further tests. “When we file a case under Section 302 of the IPC, it means we have prima facie reasons to believe that it is a case of murder,” Bassi said on being asked whether police have any evidence to conclude that it was a case of murder.

When asked about Tharoor’s allegations that the Delhi Police was trying to make his staff confess that he and his domestic help Narayan Singh had murdered Sunanda, Bassi said, “If there is anything of that sort, we will definitely look into it.” “We have formed an SIT to probe the case. The SIT has made an action plan to go about the case and everything will be done as per it,” he said.India's junior human resource development minister Tharoor gestures after performing the last rites for his wife Sunanda at a cremation ground in New Delhi

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