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Coming out as a development in Sunanada Pushkar death case, the Delhi High Court on Thursday ordered the Delhi Police to submit a report on the status of investigations in the case.

The High Court commenced the hearing in Congress MP Shashi Tharoor’s wife after Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader, Subramanian Swamy submitted a plea seeking court-monitored probe by the CBI-led SIT into the death of Sunanda Pushkar.

The case which was being heard by the division bench of Justice GS Sistani and Justice PS Teji, ordered the Delhi Police to submit the status report in 3 days.

The case was heard after the BJP leader Swamy had alleged that ‘inordinate delay’ has been caused in the investigation ‘which is a blot on the justice system’.

Commenting on the matter, Swamy said, “A lot of evidence was destroyed. Delhi Police has set up a vigilance inquiry to probe lapses into this investigation.”

The post-mortem reports had also suggested that the death was ‘unnatural’ and ‘due to consumption of poison’, Swamy added. The BJP leader had also alleged that the Congress MP was influencing the investigation in the matter.

The plea which was filed by Subramanian Swamy, earlier this month had sought the setting up of Special Investigation Team (SIT) of the Intelligence Bureau (IB), the Enforcement Directorate (ED), RAW (Research and Analysis Wing), the Delhi Police and to be headed by the CBI.

On January 17, 2014, Congress MP Shashi Tharoor’s wife Sunanda Pushkar was found dead at a suite in a 5-star hotel in South Delhi. The incident took place just a day after she engaged in a spat with Pakistani Journalist Mehr Tarar on Twitter over Tarar’s alleged affair with Tharoor.

First Published | 20 July 2017 12:45 PM
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