This Article is From Jan 13, 2015

Shashi Tharoor Could Be Questioned In Next Few Days, Says Delhi's Police Commissioner BS Bassi

New Delhi: Delhi Police chief BS Bassi in an exclusive interview with NDTV's Barkha Dutt on Sunanda Pushkar case investigation.

Here are the highlights of the interview :

  • Certain clarification could not be obtained in our forensic science labs, medical board report on Dec 29, 2014 which mentioned that death was due to unnatural cause.
  • As far as we are concerned we don't want to presume anything, want to go by facts.
  • The new medical report is assertive in certain respect.
  • It was deemed necessary to register a case under 302.
  • Team is working, whatever they deem necessary can't fix a timeline.
  • Could be next few days (on when Tharoor will be questioned).
  • Not ruling out anything, if something has happened who's responsible.
  • He had spoken with me, allegation were not found correct, perhaps he was informed wrongly by domestic help (on allegation by Tharoor).
  • Always look for background, not likely to be persuaded by TV.
  • We have an open mind, SIT won't leave out anything relevant.
  • SIT's task will be to look into the background of all injuries.
  • Decision on murder FIR not based on one factor.
  • Tharoor's charges of political angle are incorrect.
  • Investigation won't be kept on shelves of Delhi Police.
  • Report will be scrutinised in court, can't afford to be wrong.
  • Probe team to go into causes of injuries on Sunanda's body.
  • CCTV footage police's key evidence, won't discuss it.
  • Not legally bound to give documents to Tharoor at this point.