New Delhi: Retracting its earlier stand, Delhi police on Saturday confirmed that Pakistani journalist Mehr Tarar will be interrogated in the Sunanda Pushkar death probe.
"Mehr Tarar is a relevant witness and the SIT has realized need to speak to her. We are examining how exactly they can proceed in the matter," Delhi Police Commissioner BS Bassi told media persons.
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.
52-year-old Sunanda was found dead in her suite at a five-star hotel in south Delhi on the night of January 17 last year, a day after she was involved in a spat with Tarar on microblogging website Twitter over the latter's alleged affair with Tharoor.
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.