NEW DELHI, Jan 20 (PTI): Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde has asked
the police to conduct an expeditious probe into the death of Sunanda
Pushkar, wife of Union minister Shashi Tharoor.
"He (Tharoor) has written to me and sought an expeditious probe.
I have already talked to the persons concerned and they are doing
it," he told reporters on the sidelines of a function here today.
Tharoor, Minister of State for HRD, had yesterday written a letter
to the Home Minister offering his full cooperation in the probe into
the death of his 52-year-old wife Sunanda, saying he was "horrified
to read the reckless speculation rampant" in the media.
In the letter, Tharoor, 57, had said the relevant authorities be
asked to expedite the investigation and come to a rapid conclusion
so that the truth emerges at the earliest regarding Sunanda who
was found dead in a luxury hotel here on Friday evening.