New Delhi: The mysterious case of Sunanda Pushkar’s death grew murkier with senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader and noted lawyer Subramanian Swamy dragging in Congress President Sonia Gandhi’s son-in-law Robert Vadra.
He claimed that the murder of former Union Minister and Congress leader Shashi Tharoor’s wife could be linked with money laundering in the Indian Premier League as Sunanda wanted to expose IPL deals.
He alleged that money used for bidding in Kochi IPL was Robert Vadra’s money.
Speaking on the death mystery, Swamy said Delhi Police cannot investigate a professional murder like this and SIT alone can investigate it, also says it is unusual that Shashi Tharoor took a room at the AIIMS.
Swamy said that days before her death Pushkar had wanted to call a press conference to reveal certain details regarding IPL’s Kochi Tuskers Kerala franchise.
These revelations, he felt, could have hurt the interests of many high and mighty who then wanted her eliminated.
Swamy also claimed that though Tharoor was aware of the murder, the Thiruvananthapuram MP wasn’t involved in it.
Swamy has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking a CBI probe into Sunanda Pushkar’s death.
He said that in his letter to the PM, he has suggested setting up of a Special Investigation Team (SIT) which should include members of the Intelligence Bureau and as well as the Enforcement Directorate “in view of the fact that the cause of death could have something to do with her threat of disclosure of the money laundering in the IPL scam, involving the son-in-law of a powerful political figure of the UPA”.
“I urge you to set up a SIT under the Central Bureau of Investigation with not only IB and RAW nominees but also of the Enforcement Directorate in view of the fact that the cause of death could have something to do with her threat of disclosure of the money laundering in the IPL scam, involving the son-in-law of a powerful political figure of the UPA,” the letter said.
Swamy in his letter said the death has been “hanging fire till today” and that the “FIR registered in the matter has not been acted upon and the final report has yet to be filed”.
In his letter, he mentioned the post mortem report, which had stated that Pushkar had 12 major injuries on her body and forearm. Swamy said “it seemed like an injection” was administered to her.
It further said an affidavit filed in the Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) by Gupta has fully re-opened the issue. “Hence in these circumstances, a SIT inquiry should be set up on your direction.”
Swamy said that he could file a petition seeking a probe by the Supreme Court into Pushkar’s death.