New Delhi, Aug 1: Delhi’s Patiala House Court on Wednesday granted permission to Congress leader Shashi Tharoor, accused in the death case of his wife Sunanda Pushkar, 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. Also Read - ‘My Daughter's Soul Will Rest in Peace,’ Says Nirbhaya’s Mother After Courts Dismiss Convicts’ Pleas
Earlier on July 5, Delhi court had granted anticipatory bail to Congress leader Shashi Tharoor. Special Judge Arvind Kumar had 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 evidence and witnesses. Also Read - ‘Kill me Too’: Wife of Akshay Singh Faints Outside Court, Says She Also Wants Justice
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.
On July 13, the Supreme Court had disposed off Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy’s plea seeking a court-monitored SIT probe into the Sunanda Pushkar death case, stating that a charge-sheet has already been filed and the trial has commenced.
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, who married Congress MP Tharoor in 2010, was found dead under mysterious circumstances in a room at the Leela Palace Hotel in Delhi on January 17, 2014. Police have accused Tharoor of abetment to suicide. The trial court however granted Tharoor bail in the case.