New Delhi, June 5: Congress leader Shashi Tharoor has been summoned by the Patiala House Court on July 7 in connection with the mysterious death of his wife Sunanda Pushkar. The court took cognizance of the chargesheet filed against Tharoor by the Delhi police. PTI quoted Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Samar Vishal as saying that there were sufficient grounds to proceed against Tharoor for commission of offences in the case. Tharoor has denied all the charges levelled against him in the chargesheet. He was charged with abetment to her suicide. Also Read - Farmers' Tractor Rally on Republic Day: Centre Withdraws Plea After SC Says 'It's a Police Matter'
Tharoor has said he was looking for a conclusion in Pushkar’s death case. The remarks came after the Supreme Court had sought the response of the Delhi Police on a plea filed by Bharatiya Janata Party leader Subramanian Swamy seeking a probe by a Special Investigation Team (SIT) into the death of Sunanda. “The Supreme Court has given a direction, let judicial procedure take its course. Anything that Delhi Police conveys to the court about the how they have conducted their investigation, where it stands is welcome to us. We all looking for a conclusion to this matter,” Tharoor said. (Also read: Cops Unseal Hotel Room Where Sunanda Pushkar Was Found Dead) Also Read - Shashi Tharoor Trolls Michael Clarke After India Beat Australia at Gabba to Retain Border-Gavaskar Trophy, Tweet Goes Viral
A bench of Justices Arun Mishra and A M Khanwilkar had n Friday issued a notice to the police on Swamy’s plea, leaving open the question of maintainability of the petition. “Keeping the question of maintainability open, let a notice be issued,” the bench said. The court was hearing Swamy’s appeal against the Delhi High Court’s October 26 verdict dismissing his plea for a probe into Sunanda’s death by a court-monitored SIT. Pushkar was found dead under mysterious circumstances in a suite of a five-star hotel in Delhi on the night of January 17, 2014. The high court had in 2017 rejected Swamy’s plea for a court-monitored SIT probe into Sunanda’s death and termed his public interest litigation (PIL) a “textbook example of a political interest litigation”. (With Agency Inputs) Also Read - Delhi Police to Issue Challan For Not Wearing Rear Seat Belt : Here's How Much You Will Be Fined