Media behaving like prosecution, judge, jury: Shashi Tharoor

Jan 16, 2015, 09:10 IST | IANS

New Delhi: Congress leader Shashi Tharoor has hit out at a section of the media for hounding him over the murder of his wife Sunanda Pushkar, saying some anchors were behaving like "prosecution, judge and jury".

Shashi Tharoor
Shashi Tharoor

"I been advised not to take any legal action against the media by my lawyers," Tharoor told CNN-IBN in an interview.

The Congress MP said he enjoys certain rights as a citizen of India and he does not need any special privileges.

"Some anchors are behaving like prosecution, judge and jury. We will take stock of the situation when the time comes. I am not seeking any rights than that I already have as citizen of India," Tharoor told the news channel.

"Those who are violating all these laws... Who are these people who have the right to know? Why should I cooperate with the media and not with the police investigation?" he asked.

Pushkar's murder probe to end soon: Police

The probe into the murder of Congress MP Shashi Tharoor's wife Sunanda Pushkar will soon reach its conclusion, Delhi Police chief B.S. Bassi said Thursday.

Bassi said many people have been questioned and the remaining will be questioned in the next couple of days.

"Our SIT (Special Investigation Team) is investigating the case and will reach its conclusion soon. They are looking into each and every aspect. They have already questioned several people and the remaining will be questioned in the next couple of days," Bassi told the media.

Asked whether Tharoor will be questioned, Bassi said: "I will not take any specific name. All those relevant will be called for questioning."

Bassi said the process of sending Pushkar's viscera abroad for ascertaining the poisonous substance was on.

"In the next two days, the decision over the country will taken," he said.

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