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Sunanda Pushkar: Police told de-seal hotel suite by Oct 16

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

A today granted six days to the city police to comply with its earlier order to de-seal a five-star hotel suite where leader Shashi Tharoor's wife Sunanda Pushkar was found dead in 2014.

Metropolitan Magistrate Dharmender Singh granted time till October 16 to the police after an Additional Commissioner Police submitted that the reports from forensic laboratory were likely to come in a couple of days.


The had earlier rapped the police for not complying with its order to de-seal the suite.

While the South hotel has been urging the to direct the police to de-seal the room which was sealed for investigation soon after Pushkar was found dead on the night of January 17, 2014, the has also been directing the police to do so on quite a few occasions.

Hours after Pushkar was found dead, the suite was sealed for investigation. An FIR was registered by police on January 1, 2015 against unknown persons under section 302 (murder).

The police was on September 12 directed to de-seal the suite and allowed the police to take all articles from the room required for its probe, besides filing a compliance report by today. In this order, the had noted that a huge financial loss has already been caused to the hotel.

On September 4 too, the had taken the police to task for its "lethargic attitude" in its probe into the case and summoned the DCP to explain why more time should be granted for de-sealing the suite.

Similarly on August 19, the had pulled up the agency for delaying the de-sealing of the room and referred to a order passed on July 21 asking it to do so within four weeks from then.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Tue, October 10 2017. 17:57 IST
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