Shashi Tharoor summoned as accused in Sunanda Pushkar death case

A Delhi court on Tuesday summoned Congress leader Shashi Tharoor as an accused in the Sunanda Pushkar death case on July 7.

Tharoor who has been charged for “abetment to suicide” “suicide and cruelty” in the case has been asked to appear before the court on July 7.

The court also took cognizance of the charge-sheet filed in the case. Earlier on May 24, the Delhi Court, which was hearing the case, transferred the matter to the Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (ACMM), Samar Vishal.

The court said, “Since he (Tharoor) is a sitting Member of Parliament, the matter is being sent to the special designated court for politicians, that is ACMM Samar Vishal. Matter be taken up on May 28.”

On May 14, the Delhi Police had filed a charge sheet in the court, in which it named Tharoor as an accused, under sections 306 (Abetment of suicide”>suicide) and 498A (Husband or relative of husband of a woman subjecting her to cruelty) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

Tharoor, however, dismissed the charge sheet filed as “preposterous”. Sunanda was found dead under mysterious circumstances in a suite of a five-star hotel in Delhi on the night of January 17, 2014.