Tharoor's hand in Sunanda's autopsy report?

Last Updated: Wed, Jul 02, 2014 02:45 hrs
Sunanda's death probe transferred again

The AIIMS doctor, Sudhir Gupta, who headed the autopsy of Sunanda Pushkar has alleged that he was pressured by her husband, Union Minister Shashi Tharoor to change the report.

According to several news agencies, Gupta has filed an affidavit in the Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) stating  Shashi Tharoor as well as former union minister and president of AIIMS Ghulam Nabi Azad's involvement in the matter.

A quote from the affidavit reads as follows, '(The) applicant could not muster courage of openly placing the facts in black and white as the former president of AIIMS Shri Gulam Nabi Azad was an immensely powerful politician and then the health minister and the husband of late Sunanda Pushkar was also a minister and a powerful politician'

Dr Gupta also added that he has with him emails exchanged between the AIIMS director and Tharoor to prove his claims.

Sunanda was found dead in a suite of south Delhi's Leela hotel on January 17 this year. Her autopsy report states that she died of drug poisoning.

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