Sunanda Pushkar case: Delhi High Court today termed the status report filed by Delhi Police in connection with the death of Congress MP Shashi Tharoor’s wife Sunanda Pushkar as vague, according to reports. Delhi Police, however, stressed that they stood by the status report. Underlining that they were satisfied with the probe, police said they were eager to find the cause of Sunanda’s death.
The next hearing in the case will be held on August 30. Meanwhile, BJP leader Subramanian Swamy, who had yesterday filed a fresh application in the High Court, said he is a politician and he did not need any publicity. Swamy’s sharp reaction came after the counsel of Tharoor’s step son Shiv Menon told the court that it was not a public interest litigation but a publicity interest litigation. Swamy also slammed the Delhi Police, saying they were on the mat as they were asked questions by the court. Swamy has also said if Tharoor loves his wife, he should join him.
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Swamy yesterday filed a fresh application in the Delhi High Court, seeking within 45 days a copy of the charge sheet to be filed by the Delhi Police.
The BJP leader moved the fresh plea in his pending petition seeking a court-monitored CBI-led special investigation (SIT) probe into Pushkar’s death. Advocate Ishkaran Singh Bhandari, also a petitioner along with Swamy, had said that the application “exposed more facts” with regard to the case and the investigation into it.
Earlier, a bench of justices G S Sistani and Chander Shekhar, during the hearing of Menon’s plea for his impleadment in the BJP leader’s petition, had expressed concern over the failure of the police to file a charge sheet in the case even after three-and-a-half years.