File picture of Sunanda Pushkar and Shashi Tharoor
File picture of Sunanda Pushkar and Shashi Tharoor

Sunanda Pushkar death case sent to sessions court

ANI | Updated: Feb 04, 2019 17:14 IST

New Delhi [India], Feb 4 (ANI): A Delhi Court on Monday sent the Sunanda Pushkar death case, in which her husband and Congress MP Shashi Tharoor is facing charges of abetment of suicide and cruelty, to a sessions court for further proceedings.
The Patiala House Court also dismissed a plea by BJP leader Subramanian Swamy to assist the court in the investigation. The court directed Delhi Police to preserve its vigilance report in the matter.
"Additional chief metropolitan Magistrate Court has committed the Sunanda Pushkar Suicide case to the session court for commencing trial in the matter," the court said.
The next date of hearing is February 21.   
Swamy later tweeted: "The Patiala Court today declined to make public DELHI Police Vigilance Report in the Sunanda Case. But significantly the court directed the Delhi Police to keep it safe for a future need. Good enough for me."
Pushkar was found dead under mysterious circumstances in a suite of a Delhi hotel on the night of January 17, 2014. The couple were staying in the hotel as their house was undergoing renovation.
Her husband and Congress leader Shashi Tharoor has been charged under Sections 306 (abetment of suicide) and 498A (husband or his relative subjecting a woman to cruelty) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). He, however, has dismissed the charge as "preposterous." (ANI)