Tharoor quizzed by SIT for 2nd time;Sunanda viscera sent to US

NEW DELHI:
Congress MP Shashi Tharoor was today questioned by the Special Investigation Team (SIT) for the second time on various aspects including IPL controversy and his wife Sunanda Pushkar’s mysterious death, even as her viscera sample has been sent to FBI laboratory in the US for further probe.
Tharoor was quizzed for over four-and-a-half hours at the Anti Auto Theft Squad (AATS) office in South Delhi in two sessions.
Tharoor’s domestic help Bajrangi and Narayan Singh, his common friend Sanjay Diwan, his PS Praveen Kumar and Rajat Mohan (cardiologist of Sir Ganga Ram Hospital) were questioned along with him. Besides, they were also separately quizzed by by a five-member SIT team here.
Sources said that Tharoor faced tough questions on the IPL controversy which had broken out in early 2010 when he was minister of state for external affairs.
There were allegations that he had “misused” his office to ensure that Rs 70 crore, which was equivalent to 19 per cent equity in IPL Kochi franchise Rendezvous Sports, was paid to Sunanda, charges flatly denied by him.
Sources also said that a top senior police official, who is the member of SIT, left for the US to give the sample of Sunanda’s viscera to Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
Police want to confirm whether the poison was radioactive isotopes, which cannot be detected in Indian labs, the sources said. (AGENCIES)

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