New Delhi, July 7: Congress leader Shashi Tharoor was on Saturday granted regular bail by a Delhi Patiala House court in his wife Sunanda Pushkar’s death case. The Thiruvananthapuram MP appeared before the court and informed it that he had already been granted anticipatory bail in the case by a sessions court on July 5. Also Read - Next One on Imran Khan: Shashi Tharoor Responds To Pakistani Comedians Viral Video on His English
Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Samar Vishal said that there’s “no requirement to file a formal bail. Anticipatory bail had been granted by sessions court” and directed him to furnish a bail bond of Rs 1 lakh and one surety of like amount as directed by the sessions court and converted the interim relief to regular bail. Also Read - Injured DYFI Activist Dead, Sparks Political Slugfest in West Bengal
Tharoor had moved the sessions court for anticipatory bail apprehending arrest. The public prosecutor and Shashi Tharoor’s counsel opposed the applications moved by Subramanian Swamy seeking Court’s nod to allow him to assist the prosecution in the case and a direction to the police to produce the report of vigilance inquiry conducted earlier. Also Read - Shashi Tharoor, Sanjay Singh And 6 Journalists Charged With Sedition Can't be Arrested: Supreme Court
Tharoor was earlier granted an anticipatory bail n a case related to the death of his wife Sunanda Pushkar. Additional Sessions Judge Arvind Kumar allowed his anticipatory bail plea asking him to furnish a personal and surety bond of Rs 1 lakh. The court has directed Tharoor not to tamper with evidence and nor try to influence the witnesses.
“There is nothing on record to suggest that accused has tried to influence any witnesses or tamper with evidence. Contrarily he has joined the investigation as and when called. There is no allegation that he has not co-operated with the investigating agency. Further apprehension of the prosecution that accused may flee from justice…is also without any basis,” Judge Kumar said.
Pushkar was found dead in a suite of a luxury hotel in the city on the night of January 17, 2014. The couple was staying in the hotel, as the official bungalow of Shashi Tharoor was being renovated at that time.
With agency inputs