Days after the Delhi Police registered a case of murder in the death of Shashi Tharoor’s wife, Sunanda Pushkar, the Congress leader broke his silence on Friday and said that though he was completely taken aback by the turn of events, he would fully cooperate with the authorities.
He said, “I was completely taken aback. There is no reason for us to believe there could be any foul play in unfortunate demise of my wife,” adding, “If there is anything I, my staff or Sunanda’s staff can do to help the police, we will.”
Tharoor hoped that the investigation should be done in a fair way without any ‘political pressure or intervention’.
“A speedy, fair and thorough inquiry must be done,” he said.
At the same time the Congress MP from Kerala revealed that he had written to Delhi Police Commissioner yesterday regarding the case and clarified that he was looking at an early opportunity to address the concerns of the police.
“In have been troubled by this conclusion. I have number of questions on my mind in the way the inquiry is being conducted,” he said, adding, “We would like to see that the matter is proceeded in the manner that we can get closure.”
On an emotional note he said that he had lost his wife but had not been allowed to mourn in peace, saying, “My silence not sinister, media should be sensitive.”
Later Tharoor posted the following on the micro-blogging site:
“Public discussion of issues within the scope of the police inquiry risks compromising a fair and impartial investigation. Hence my silence for a year.”
In another post he thanked those who had who had stood by him.
“Meanwhile many thanks to 100s of you for your concern, faith and solidarity. For the others, if you know there was a murderer, tell the police, not Twitter,” he wrote.