New Delhi, July 5: A Delhi court on Thursday granted anticipatory bai to Congress leader Shashi Tharoor in connection with the death case of his wife Sunanda Pushkar. Also Read - 'Wonder Why Home Minister Didn't go to AIIMS', Asks Tharoor After Shah Chooses Private Hospital For COVID Treatment
Special Judge Arvind Kumar granted relief to Tharoor on a personal bond of Rs 1 lakh, while directing that the latter can neither travel abroad without prior permission of the court, nor tamper with the evidences and witnesses. Also Read - Team Rahul vs Veterans: Shashi Tharoor, Others Rally Behind Manmohan Singh Over UPA's Legacy
The Thiruvananthapuram MP has already been summoned as an accused on July 7 in the case. Also Read - National Education Policy 2020: 'Much to Welcome But...,' Shashi Tharoor Points Out Sharp Discrepancies
Reacting to the development, firebrand BJP leader Subramanian Swamy said that there is nothing for Tharoor to celebrate, further suggesting him to join the company of Sonia and Rahul Gandhi, calling them “bail-wallas”.
“Yes, he (Shashi Tharoor) can’t go out of the country and see all his girlfriends in various parts of the world,” he added.
In his plea for anticipatory bail, Tharoor had submitted that the charge sheet in the case was filed and the Special Investigation Team (SIT) had categorically stated that the probe was concluded and that his custodial interrogation was not required.
The court had summoned him as an accused in the case on June 5, asking him to appear before it on July 7 observing that there were sufficient grounds to proceed against him.
Tharoor has been charged under sections 498A (husband or his relative subjecting a woman to cruelty) and 306 (abetment of suicide) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), but has not been arrested in the case.
Pushkar was found dead in a suite of a luxury hotel in the city on the night of January 17, 2014.