Sunanda Pushkar death case: Delhi court to pass order on framing of charges against Shashi Tharoor today
A Delhi court will on Friday pass an order on the issue of framing of charges against former Union minister Shashi Tharoor in connection with the case of the death of his wife Sunanda Pushkar.
The Rouse Avenue Court had on June 16 adjourned the passing of the order for July 2.
Sunanda Pushkar was found dead in a room of a luxury Delhi hotel in mysterious circumstances on the night of January 17, 2014. The couple was staying in the hotel due to some renovation work at Tharoor’s official bungalow.
In 2019, the Delhi Police had pressed for framing of charges against Congress MP Shashi Tharoor under Section 498A (husband or relative of husband of a woman subjecting her to cruelty), 306 (abetment to suicide) or alternatively under 302 (murder) of the Indian Penal Code.
Appearing for Tharoor, senior advocate Vikas Pahwa told the court during the arguments that the probe carried out by the SIT absolved Tharoor of all the charges levelled against him.
He also sought Tharoor's discharge from the case, arguing that there was no proof against the politician implicating him in the case under either Section 498A (husband or relative of a wife torturing her) or Section 306 (abetting suicide) of the IPC.
Shashi Tharoor is currently on bail.