After the big reveal on RJD Supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav and Arvind Kejriwal, Republic TV in yet another expose claims to have startling revelations in the Sunanda Pushkar death case.
The channel led by Arnab Goswami on Monday broadcast 19 phone recordings about Shashi Tharoor’s alleged involvement in the case.
What are these tapes?
The tapes are mainly conversations Sunanda Pushkar had with a journalist and also her helper and Tharoor’s ‘right hand man’ Narayan.
These tapes claim to reveal how Pushkar was desperate to divulge ‘everything’ & how she had sent a message at 4 am on the day of the murder to Republic TV’s journalist Prema Sridevi, who was earlier with Times Now.
The subsequent tapes are of conversations between Prema and Narayan, where the former is trying hard to get him to fix an appointment with Sunanda but is repeatedly told that ‘madam is sleeping’.
The tapes also reveal how Shashi Tharoor stopped Sunanda from addressing the media
What are the other claims?
Claim 1: Republic TV has alleged that Shashi Tharoor had re-visited the hotel after leaving it at 6.30 am, and had hid this piece of information when investigated.
Claim 2: The channel has further alleged that Sunanda’s body was moved from room No. 307 to 345 of Leela indicating that the murder scene and body was tampered with before the investigation began.
Claim 3: The channel claimed there was some argument between the couple, which went on till the wee hours of the day she died.
Shashi Tharoor’s response to the claims:
Denying the allegations, the Congress MP has slammed the reports as “misrepresentations and outright lies” in a Facebook post.
Sunanda Pushkar was found dead under mysterious circumstances at Leela Palace in New Delhi on the night of 17 January 2014, a day after her spat with Pakistani journalist Mehr Tarar on Twitter over her alleged affair with Tharoor.