Shashi Tharoor summoned by court as an accused on July 7

A 3,000 page charge-sheet prepared by the Delhi police mentions just one name, Congress leader Shashi Tharoor as an accused in the Sunanda Pushkar murder case.

Published: 06th June 2018 11:27 AM  |   Last Updated: 06th June 2018 12:22 PM   |  A+A-

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NEW DELHI: Congress leader, Shashi Tharoor has been summoned by a city court on July 7 on charges of abetment to suicide of his wife, Sunanada Pushkar.
The Delhi police claims that it has sufficient evidence to produce a charge-sheet against Tharoor on the lines of abetement to suicide and cruelty. 
Thrashing the charges against him, Shashi Tharoor has dubbed the charges as "preposterous and baseless".
"I would like to reiterate my position that I find the charges preposterous and baseless, the product of a malicious and vindictive campaign against myself"


Sunanda Pushakar's sudden death in a posh hotel at Delhi on January 17, 2014 had stirred a huge controversy pulling Shashi Tharoor in the limelight.
The sole accused in the case, Tharoor has been charged with Section 306 (subjecting a woman to cruelty) and Section 498A (abetement of suicide) in a 3,000 page charge sheet prepared by the Delhi police.


Police said that Pushkar had sent an email to Tharoor on January 8, nine days before her death, in which she said: "I have no desire to live...all I pray for is death."

The charge-sheet also mentions physical and mental torture which pushed Sunanda Pushkar to commit suicide.
Vikash Pawa, senior advocate and defendant's lawyer claims that the charges are "baseless and absurd".

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