Sunanda Pushkar case: Delhi HC to hear plea seeking CBI-led SIT probe

| Updated: Jul 20, 2017 11:57 IST

New Delhi [India], July 20 (ANI): The Delhi High Court today will hear a plea filed by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy seeking a CBI-led Special Investigation Team enquiry into the death of Congress MP Shashi Tharoor's wife Sunanda Pushkar. The Bench has asked the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), the CBI and the Delhi Police to specify the current status of the case. Swamy on July 6 had filed a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) in the Delhi High Court seeking a court-monitored enquiry into the mysterious death of Sunanda. During the hearing, the Delhi High Court observed that there is delay in the case and asked Swamy as to why he had come at such a later stage. The Delhi HC also stated that during the time of the case, Tharoor may have been in power, but asks what influence he wields now. To this, Swamy submitted a statement that said: "I've come after exhausting all other possibilities. Tharoor is still an MP and belongs to the largest Opposition party." Sunanda Pushkar was found dead at a suite in a five star hotel in South Delhi on the night of January 17, 2014. (ANI)