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Shashi Tharoor summoned as accused in Sunanda Pushkar death case

By Chennabasaveshwar

Congress leader Shashi Tharoor was summoned by Patiala House court on Tuesday and asked him to appear before it in Sunanda Pushkar death case on July 7.

Shashi Throor

The court took cognizance of the charge-sheet filed in the case.

The court observed that there are sufficient grounds to proceed against Shashi Tharoor for commission if the offence under Sections 306 and 498A of IPC.

Vikas Pahwa, counsel for Shashi Tharoor, said, "Since the Magistrate summoned Dr Shashi Tharoor for 7th July, we shall be asking for a copy of the charge-sheet, after going through it, we'll decide our further course of action. He will take all legal remedies available to him in law."

"Since no offences are made out and the prosecution case is absurd & preposterous and is contrary to various judgments of SC, we shall take appropriate steps to deal with the charge-sheet," he said.

In the previous hearing, the court was told by the prosecution that Sunanda Pushkar was ignored by her husband, Shashi Tharoor while she slipped into depression.

The Congress leader was the only person to be arrayed as an accused in the case in which the police have concluded that it was a case of suicide and not murder. An FIR was registered by Delhi Police on January 1, 2015 against unknown persons under IPC section 302 (murder).

According to reports, Rajya Sabha MP Subramanian Swamy has reached Patiala Court to argue his application on the destruction of evidence in the Sunanda Pushkar case.

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