Monday 21 April 2014
News updated at 1:04 PM IST
Weather
Max: 35.5°C
Min : 23.4°C
In Bangalore
Partially cloudy

All quiet at Sunanda's 'Pushkar Niwas' in Jammu

Jammu, April 14 (IANS):

It was all quiet Wednesday at the house of retired army officer P.N. Dass, whose daughter Sunanda Pushkar is at the centre of the Indian Premier League (IPL) row for her reported free share in the Kochi franchise.


Sources in the neighbourhood said the family has shifted to a relative's place.
There was a stony silence and the black iron gates of the house 'Pushkar Niwas' in sector 5 of Channi Himmat locality were closed, a stark contrast to Tuesday when journalists, who had gathered for a quote or a soundbite, were greeted with abuses from Sunanda's father, Lt.Col. (retd) Dass.
On Wednesday, no one answered the doorbell and immediate neighbours were reluctant to say anything.

"I have nothing to say," said a neighbour.
But sources in the neighbourhood said Dass and his wife have  shifted to his relatives' place as they felt they were being harassed by scribes' queries about Sunanda's role in the Kochi IPL franchise and her purported links with Minister of State for External Affairs Shashi Tharoor.
Sunanda, the Dubai-based businesswoman in the media spotlight, Wednesday hit out at her critics and said the media and others were insulting her by projecting her "as a proxy" for her friend Tharoor.

In a strongly worded statement made available to IANS, she accused the media of ignoring her professional background and international business experience and focussing "obsessively" on her personal life "as if a woman cannot be capable of professional or financial success".


She said she was issuing the statement "to set the record straight about my role in the public controversy surrounding the Kerala IPL team franchise".
The controversy erupted after IPL Commissioner Lalit Modi revealed the ownership pattern of Kochi IPL, stating that Sunanda owned free equity in Rendezvous Sports, which is a part owner of IPL Kochi franchise.
Modi also accused Tharoor of asking him not to reveal the ownership details -- a charge denied by the minister.

Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Spanish bullfighter Curro Diaz performs with a Gavira ranch fighting bull during a bullfight ...

Spanish bullfighter Curro Diaz performs with a Gavira ranch fighting bull during a bullfight ...

Dressed for the occasion, Michelle White poses for photographs as she makes her way along ...

Dressed for the occasion, Michelle White poses for photographs as she makes her way along ...

Dressed for the occasion, a dance group from Rolling Meadows High School in Rolling Meadows ...

Dressed for the occasion, a dance group from Rolling Meadows High School in Rolling Meadows ...

Dressed for the occasion, Ella Morton, right, and others pose for photographs along New York's ...

Dressed for the occasion, Ella Morton, right, and others pose for photographs along New York's ...

Trent Morrow of Sydney, Australia, also know as “Marathon Man” laughs as Andrea Olivo ...

Trent Morrow of Sydney, Australia, also know as “Marathon Man” laughs as Andrea Olivo ...

Ron McCracken of Dallas pays his respects at a makeshift memorial honoring to the victims ...

Ron McCracken of Dallas pays his respects at a makeshift memorial honoring to the victims ...

A relative of a passenger aboard the sunken ferry Sewol prays as she waita for her missing loved ...

A relative of a passenger aboard the sunken ferry Sewol prays as she waita for her missing loved ...

In this April 12, 2014 photo, a man walks past a building that collapsed due to the heavy ...

In this April 12, 2014 photo, a man walks past a building that collapsed due to the heavy ...

In this April 12, 2014 photo, children play soccer near a colonial building in Havana, Cuba.

In this April 12, 2014 photo, children play soccer near a colonial building in Havana, Cuba.

Relatives of passengers aboard the sunken ferry Sewol wait for news on their missing loved ones ...

Relatives of passengers aboard the sunken ferry Sewol wait for news on their missing loved ones ...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bangalore - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523