Delhi Court Grants Bail to Shashi Tharoor in Sunanda Pushkar Case
Delhi’s Patiala House Court, on 7 July, granted bail to Congress MP and lawmaker Shashi Tharoor in the case connected to the death of his wife, Sunanda Pushkar, reported ANI.
The court summoned Tharoor after a 3000-page charge sheet was filed by the Special investigation Team (SIT) naming the lawmaker as the only accused, alleging that he had subjected his wife to cruelty. While delivering the order, the judge said: “No requirement to file a formal bail as anticipatory bail had been granted by sessions court.”
The court has set 26 July as the date for the scrutiny of documents and consideration of the application.
Shashi Tharoor’s counsel also challenged BJP MP Subramanian Swamy’s application to allow him to assist the prosecution in the case.
On 5 July, the court had granted anticipatory bail to Tharoor. The bail was granted on a surety of one lakh and a personal bond. Tharoor will, however, not be allowed to leave the country without the prior permission of the court.
The Case So far
The court had summoned Tharoor as an accused in the case on 5 June, asking him to appear before it on 7 July and observing that there were sufficient grounds to proceed against him.
The police, in its chargesheet filed on 14 May, accused Tharoor of abetting Pushkar's suicide and told the court that he should be summoned as an accused in the case, claiming there was sufficient evidence against him.
Pushkar was found dead in a suite at a luxury hotel in the city on the night of 17 January 2014.
(With inputs from news agencies)