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Sunanda Pushkar death probe by Delhi police was ‘shoddy’

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sunandaNew Delhi:The head of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) forensic department, Dr Sudhir Gupta, on Tuesday said that Delhi Police investigation into Sunanda Pushkar death case was slipshod and that it had unnecessarily delayed sending of the viscera to the Federal Bureau of Investigation in the US.

“It has been a shoddy investigation on the part of the police. There have been many errors in the investigation,” Dr Gupta told IANS, adding that there had been unnecessary delays in the case. “The delay in sending the viscera samples of Sunanda Pushkar to the FBI led to its degradation,” he said.

On January 15, Dr Gupta told this correspondent that the FBI had found a few radioactive substances in the viscera, “but due to degraded viscera, they could not read its intensity”. This was contrary to what the police had claimed that no radioactive substance had been found in the viscera.

On the police claim over the uncertainty about the exact cause of death or lack of ‘clarity’ on the poisonous substance that caused Pushkar’s death, Gupta told IANS on Tuesday: “Delhi Police are lying if they are saying so.”

Gupta added: “There have been many attempts to dilute the investigation. The previous government and the AIIMS administration even tried to remove me from my post so that they could form a new medical board which would give a ‘natural death’ report. But they did not succeed. I did not compromise with the principles and ethics of my profession.”

Gupta had earlier alleged that he was asked by AIIMS director M.C. Mishra to prepare a post-mortem examination report of Pushkar, stating her death was ‘natural’. The AIIMS director had filed an affidavit with the Delhi High Court last year to remove Gupta from his post.

Pushkar, 52, wife of senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor, was found dead in a south Delhi hotel room on January 17, 2014.

Delhi Police Commissioner B.S. Bassi earlier said that they had received a report from AIIMS on the FBI’s finding on the viscera samples of Pushkar. The FBI had endorsed the AIIMS report of poisoning as the cause of Pushkar’s death.

Pushkar’s viscera samples were sent to the FBI lab in Washington DC, US, in February last year to determine the poison that may have killed her. The FBI report was received in October 2015.


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Vivo grabs 2nd spot in India smartphone market for 1st time

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New Delhi: Chinese smartphone maker Vivo created history by grabbing the second spot in the Indian smartphone market for the first time in the fourth quarter of the calendar year 2019.

Vivo captured 21 per cent market share to reach the second spot as Samsung slipped to third place with 19 per cent market share. Xiaomi was at No 1 position with 27 per cent share in Q4 2019, according to Counterpoint Research.

OPPO and Realme were other players in the top 5 list, with 12 per cent and 8 per cent market share, respectively.

Vivo grew 76 per cent (year-on-year) in the full year 2019Aand 134 per cent YoY in Q4 2019, driven by good performance of its budget segment series.

“Also, by successfully pivoting to online and aggressively positioning the S series in the offline segment with new features, it managed to make a dent in the Rs 15,000 Rs 20,000 segment,” said Tarun Pathak, Associate Director, Counterpoint.

Due to this, Vivo captured the second spot for the first time in India’s smartphone market.

According to Nipun Marya, Director-Brand Strategy, Vivo India, the goal of the company is not only to launch new devices, but also provide customers better after-sales service experience, which is the key motto of the company.

“We are deeply focused on bringing new innovations to stay ahead in the smartphone segment,” Marya told IANS.

“My aim is to give world-class after sales service to my consumers. I also thank them for maintaining their trust in the brand,” he added.

Over the past four years, Vivo has grown 24 times in the Indian market.

Vivo has presence in over 70,000 retail outlets across the country.

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