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Sunanda's murder tapes- Arnab alleges Tharoor's involvement in Sunanda's murder

08 May 2017 | Written by Shikha Chaudhry; Edited by Siripriya
No one killed Sunanda Pushkar?

In yet another expose, Republic has broadcasted tapes which present evidence in Sunanda Pushkar's death and Shashi Tharoor's alleged involvement in the case.

There are several phone recordings between Tharoor and his 'right hand man', Narayan which have been presented.

Additionally, Sunanda's body was moved from room number 307 to 345 of Leela, alleging that the murder scene and body was tampered before investigation.

In context: No one killed Sunanda Pushkar?

17 Jan 2014Sunanda Pushkar found dead in a hotel room

On 17th Jan'14, Shashi Tharoor's wife Sunanda Pushkar was found dead in Delhi's Leela Palace hotel. The police didn't make any immediate statement and called the circumstances 'mysterious'.

The incident occurred a day after they had a bitter spat over Twitter.

Though not present at the time of the incident, Tharoor was staying in the same hotel.

Subsequently, Tharoor pleaded innocence in the case.

15 Jan 2016FBI confirms Sunanda Pushkar's death due to poisoning

After 2 years of investigation, the special medical board whose advice had been asked on FBI's post-mortem report on Pushkar's viscera revealed its results in Jan'16.

The special report is nearly similar to the observations of the last report, which stated Polonium 210 as the poison, but the new report has detected another hazardous poison.

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Fresh probe ordered into Sunanda Pushkar's death

16 May 2016Fresh probe ordered into Sunanda Pushkar's death

Commissioner of Police, Alok Kumar Verma issued a direction to re-examine the Sunanda Pushkar case and scrutinize all the documents and communications between investigators in the past two years.

The order was issued in light of fresh documents detailing the unusually slow pace of investigations conducted initially.

The documents also revealed that investigators may have chosen to overlook critical evidence in the case.

08 May 2017Sunanda's murder tapes- Arnab alleges Tharoor's involvement in Sunanda's murder

What do the recordings say?

There is also a recording between Prema Sridevi, a journalist of Republic TV and Sunanda Pushkar which reveals that Sunanda wanted to divulge "everything", before she "mysteriously" died.

26 May 2017Sunanda's murder tapes: Tharoor files defamation case against Arnab Goswami

Almost 20 days after release of a series of tapes by Republic TV alleging that Shashi Tharoor was involved in the murder of his wife, Sunanda Pushkar, he has now filed a defamation case against Arnab Goswami.

He has confirmed the news on Twitter.

Tharoor had previously said that the reports by Republic with regards to his wife's death are "misinterpretations and outright lies."

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30 May 2017Arnab Goswami issued notice in Tharoor's defamation plea

On Monday, the Delhi High Court issued notices to Arnab Goswami and Republic TV with regards to Congress MP Shashi Tharoor's defamation plea against them.

In the notice, HC asked Arnab Goswami to "bring down the rhetoric."

Tharoor filed a civil defamation suit against Goswami, Republic TV for allegedly making defamatory remarks against him while airing the news of his wife Sunanda Pushkar's death.