Sunanda Pushkar death case: Court to begin trial against Shashi Tharoor on February 21

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A Delhi sessions court will begin hearing the Sunanda Pushkar death case from February 21 in which Congress MP Shashi Tharoor is facing abetment to suicide and cruelty charges.

The Patiala House Court had dismissed a plea by BJP MP Subramanian Swamy to “assist the court” in the matter.

The Delhi Police filed a charge sheet against Tharoor in 2018, over four years after Pushkar’s murder came to light. Tharoor has been charged under Section 306 (abetment to suicide), 498-A (husband or his wife subjecting a woman to cruelty) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

Pushkar was found dead in a luxury hotel suite on January 17, 2014. The couple was staying at the hotel as Tharoor’s official bungalow was being renovated at that time.