Sunanda Pushkar death case: Shashi Tharoor files anticipatory bail in Patiala House court

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, IndiaUpdated: Jul 03, 2018, 11:13 AM IST
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File photos of Sunanda Pushkar and Shashi Tharoor. Photograph:(Zee News Network)

Congress leader and former diplomat, Shashi Tharoor filed an anticipatory bail plea in Delhi's Patiala House Court on Tuesday in relation to the Sunanda Pushkar death case.

News agency ANI quoted the counsel of Shashi Tharoor saying, Special Investigation Team categorically stated in the charge sheet that probe is concluded & no custodial interrogation of any person is required. Law is very clear that if charge sheet is filed without arrest, bail is inevitable."

The Matter has now been fixed for consideration at 10 am tomorrow (July 04), the council informed.

Earlier Shashi Tharoor who is currently in London and is expected to return India soon was summoned by the Patiala House court. He was asked to appear before the court on July 7.

Delhi Police had on May 14 accused Tharoor, the Lok Sabha MP from Thiruvananthapuram, of abetting his wife Sunanda Pushkar's suicide and told a city court that he should be summoned as an accused in the four-and-a-half-year-old case, claiming there was sufficient evidence against him.

In a nearly 3,000-page charge sheet, the police named Tharoor as the only accused while also alleging that he had subjected his wife to cruelty.  

In the charge sheet filed before a Delhi court in the death case, Delhi Police has accused Congress leader Shashi Tharoor of ignoring his wife Sunanda Pushkar while she was "slipping into depression".

The charge sheet states that Shashi Tharoor "as a husband ignored Sunanda when she was sliding or slipping into depression and she had Alprax". It also mentions that they had frequent fights.

Sunanda Pushkar was found dead in her suite at a luxury hotel in Delhi on January 17, 2014. 

Tharoor had also issued a statement on June five calling the charges against him "preposterous and baseless, the product of a malicious and vindictive campaign against myself".