New Delhi: In Sunanda Pushkar death case, Delhi’s Patiala House Court has fixed December 10 for order on Subramanian Swamy’s application seeking direction to Delhi police to produce the report of a vigilance inquiry conducted after the death and also to assist the prosecution in the case. (Also read: ‘Few Files Inaccessible,’ Says Tharoor’s Counsel)
Earlier, the Delhi Police, on the direction of the court had handed over the copies of certain documents, including electronic evidence, to Tharoor on a plea moved by him in the court.
Counsel for the Congress leader had informed the court that some files, relating to Pushkar’s death, were in a hard disk, which Tharoor didn’t have an access to. The Delhi Police had earlier handed over the copies of documents, including electronic evidence, to Tharoor on a plea moved by him in the court.
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.
The court, in June this year, summoned Tharoor, observing there was sufficient ground to proceed against him. He was 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 was, however, not arrested in the case and dismissed the charge sheet terming it “preposterous”.
In August, the court had granted permission to Congress leader Shashi Tharoor, accused in the death case, to travel abroad. The court directed Tharoor to furnish a Fixed Deposit Receipt (FDR) of Rs 2 lakh before the court, which would be refunded after his return.
The court had also granted anticipatory bail to Tharoor. Special Judge Arvind Kumar had granted relief to Tharoor on a personal bond of Rs 1 lakh.