The murder case of Sunanda Murder is a classic instance of how silence can be bought to hush up a crime when powerful people are involved. Sunanda Pushkar was found dead in Hotel Leela on January 17, 2014, days after her bitter tussle with her husband and the then Union Minister Shashi Tharoor. All knew that it was a murder, but kept criminal silence till, on February 24, 2014, BJP leader Subramanian Swamy blew it wide open with a tweet that he got information that Sunanda was killed using Russian poison.
The UPA Government was in power at that time and many were blaming Swamy for the “Russian Poison Conspiracy Theory” to malign “suave” Shashi Tharoor. Delhi Police (DP) was like an Ostrich and did not even register a First Information Report (FIR). What was worse was that the then Joint Commissioner Vivek Gogia returned all the crucial evidence like cell phones back to husband Tharoor the very next day of her death. The cunning Shashi Tharoor was buttering up the new Government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and he was even selected as Modi’s Swachh Bharat Ambassador in October 2014 and was seen partying with BJP leaders such as Arun Jaitley and the Lutyens’ Cheer girls kind of journalists.
Subramanian Swamy deserves all the credit for his untiring battle to bring justice to Sunanda Pushkar.
By the first week of October 2014, Subramanian Swamy again conducted a huge strike on Tharoor by exposing the All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS) Post-mortem report of Sunanda. The report, photos, and videos clearly detailed that she was poisoned and physically tortured. The report also exposed the grave faults and non-cooperation from Delhi Police. At last, to save face, Delhi Police registered an FIR for murder without naming Tharoor on January 2015.
Then came Tharoor-saving tactics by all crooks in the Cricket betting syndicate blessed by uncouth politicians. Two years were wasted by cunning elements trying to find the poison and even sending it to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) lab in the USA for analyzing the poison! Swamy reminded the Delhi Police that there is landmark Supreme Court judgment that stated that there is no need to find the name of the poison and urged for the immediate arrest of Tharoor and filing of a charge sheet. Delhi Police’s Vigilance Department found grave illegalities committed by the first probe team headed by Vivek Gogia.
At last Swamy approached the Delhi High Court in mid-2017. At first, the case was before Justice G S Sistani, who pulled up the Delhi Police on every sitting for sheer illegalities. After the sixth sitting, the case somehow came before Justice S Muralidhar, who dismissed the petition on the very first day, without even hearing Swamy. There was a huge war of words between Swamy and Justice Muralidhar over the bad judgment. It was curious that, in the entire Judgment, there was no mention of Sunanda’s death and Justice Muralidhar preferred to blame Swamy for filing the case! There were no instructions to the Delhi Police in the Judgment, which meant freedom to the DP to close the case.
With the Delhi Police now pushing to add murder charges on Tharoor in the trial court on August 31, 2019, we hope Justice Muralidhar would reflect on how he drafted such a bad judgment on his part. These kinds of dirty games are par for the course for the Lutyens racket. At least that is was what history tells us.
In January 2018, the indefatigable Subramanian Swamy approached the Supreme Court, against the Delhi High Court verdict. Justice Arun Mishra and Justice Amitava Roy issued a notice to the Delhi Police. Sensing danger, before answering to the apex court, Delhi Police filed a charge sheet against Tharoor charging him of domestic violence and abetting suicide. Now Delhi Police tells the Supreme Court to add murder charges also against Tharoor detailing all his involvement in the murder of Sunanda. What a difference, an election makes!
The Lutyens system should hang its head in shame – the wife of a Union Minister gets murdered and no one has a problem with it! A saga of crime, sex and money laundering that the wife promised in a Press Conference (PC) was extinguished in a Seven-Star Hotel (Hotel Leela). Sunanda was eliminated within hours of her intention to call a PC about the IPL Cricket frauds and role of Shashi Tharoor. What is baffling is that a murder most foul occurs in a high flying hotel and the media does not want to find the truth?
Many Editors, Journalists, and women were hobnobbing with Shashi Tharoor as if nothing was amiss. Many lady journalists were getting pleasure in getting so-called exclusive bytes from Tharoor, though he was charge-sheeted for heinous crimes. Tharoor was giving bytes to these lady journalists on all subjects under the Sun and no one asked him about the charges against him! And this passes off for journalism in India. It is good that the Delhi Police has declared in a trial court that it will push for a murder charge. Subramanian Swamy deserves all the credit for his untiring battle to bring justice to Sunanda Pushkar.
 Sunanda Tharoor was given ‘Russian Poison’, claims Subramanian Swamy – Feb 24, 2014, India Today
 War of Words between New Judge and Dr Swamy inside Delhi High Court on Sunanda Murder Probe – Oct 22, 2017, PGurus.com
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