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Some instructions were being given to close the files of Sunanda Pushkar's death case: Women's rights group AIDWA
Women's rights group All India Democratic Women's Association (AIDWA) has expressed deep concern on the way the probe into the mysterious death of Sunanda Pushkar, wife of Union minister Shashi Tharoor is being carried out. AIDWA termed it arbitrary and non serious way of executing the probe.

AIDWA in a statement said that the way the case has been transferred back from Crime Branch to South District Police without providing justified reasons, only raises suspicions regarding the chances of some external intervention as the Union Minister of State for Human Resource Development (HRD) is himself involved in the case.

“It has been 10 days since her death and so far, there hasn't been any police investigation. Moreover, there are reliable reports that some instructions were being given to close the case files by putting the case in 'cold cases cell',” said AIDWA in its statement.  

The autopsy report of Pushkar had clearly specified that there were injury marks on her body. The investigating agencies are duty bound to establish whether violence or foul play was involved in her death, and what role her husband Shashi Tharoor had to play in the whole matter.

“The reluctance being displayed by the authorities to investigate the case closely and the arbitrary shift between police departments, are sources of suspicions and speculation,” said the statement issued on behalf of AIDWA's President Malini Bhattacharya.  

AIDWA feels that there should be a fair, thorough and speedy investigation into this case. No “clean-chits” should be given to people involved in the case by either police officials or government ministers before the investigation is over. AIDWA also demanded that the reasons behind transferring the case from one agency to another should also be spelt out clearly.

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