New Delhi: The Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Court today committed the death case of Congress MP Shashi Tharoor’s wife Sunanda Pushkar to a sessions court.

Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Samar Vishal sent the case to additional sessions judge Arun Bhardwaj as the offence under Section 306 (abetment of suicide) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) can be tried by a sessions judge.

The court in addition also dismissed Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Subramanian Swamy’s plea to assist the case.

Senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor has been charged under Sections 498-A (husband or his relative subjecting a woman to cruelty) and 306 (abetment of suicide) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

The next date of hearing has now been set to February 21.

Sunanda Pushkar was found dead in a luxury hotel suite in New Delhi on the night of January 17, 2014.