New Delhi: The Delhi Police have quizzed Pakistan-based columnist Mehr Tarar for 3 hours over her alleged role in the Sunanda Pushkar case, reported TOI on Monday.
Tarar came to India two, three months ago for the questioning, which was conducted at a five-star hotel in central Delhi. The police wrote to her last December asking her to cooperate in the probe. After promising cooperation, she sent a confirmation to the DCP (south) in February, the sources said.
Pushkar, wife of then Union minister Shashi Tharoor, was found dead at Leela Hotel’s suite number 345 on January 17, 2014. The death came just a day after she was involved in a spat with Tarar on Twitter over the latter’s alleged affair with Tharoor.
Tarar had figured prominently in the statements of several people connected with the case, including journalist Nalini Singh. She had said Sunanda wanted her help in retrieving some BBM messages exchanged between Tharoor and Tarar. Sunanda, she told cops and the magistrate, had told her that Tharoor was going to marry Tarar after the Lok Sabha elections in 2014.
Tarar, the sources said, was confronted with a questionnaire prepared by investigating officer VK Yadav and his team. She was questioned for about three hours in presence of women officers.
Tarar, TOI has learnt, cooperated with the police but denied charges of any romantic liaison with Tharoor .She also denied having exchanged “objectionable” emails or BBM messages with Tharoor. Cops are now corroborating her answers with the probe findings.