I learned this afternoon that Pawan Bhardwaj, the husband of Rachel Owen, who had been arrested on suspicion of Mike’s murder, has been released without charge. It appears that he has been completely exonerated, which is obviously great news. Michael’s missing mobile phone has been found in the Punjab, and a second man has been arrested — presumably for receiving stolen goods. I am told that the police in India have firm leads and are looking for a number of individuals in connection with Mike’s death.
A number of newspapers have made quite a bit of what turned out to be utterly groundless speculation about love triangles, wounded honour and ‘missing’ funds. I’m sure that they’ll give equal prominence to this new turn of events.