NEW DELHI — Delhi Police Commissioner B.S Bassi on Saturday confirmed that Pakistani journalist Mehr Tarar will be interrogated in the Sunanda Pushkar's murder probe.
"Mehr Tarar is a relevant witness and the SIT has realised need to speak to her. We are examining how exactly they can proceed in the matter," said Bassi.
Earlier on Friday, the Delhi police had rubbished reports suggesting that they have approached the Pakistan High Commission regarding the questioning of Tarar.
"We haven't established any contact with the Pakistan High Commission regarding the questioning of Mehr Tarar, these reports are untrue," Bassi had said.
"She [Mehr Tarar] will be called for examination when necessary," he added.
Sunanda was found dead in the five-star Leela Hotel in Delhi on January 17, 2014.
She was married to Congress leader Shashi Tharoor for a little less than four years. It was the third marriage for both.
Before her death, Sunanda had publicly accused Tharoor of having an affair with Tarar.
Sunanda's death was initially debated as a possible suicide for months, but a murder theory began to be considered seriously after doctors at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) maintained that her demise was unnatural.