Sunanda Pushkar death: Delhi court reserves order till June 5 on summoning Shashi Tharoor

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shashi_sunandaIn Sunanda Pushkar case,  a Delhi court on May 28 reserved its order for June 5 on whether to summon Congress leader Shashi Tharoor as an accused in the case.
Sunanda Pushkar was found dead in hotel hotel Leela Palace on the night of 17 January 2014.
On May 14, the Delhi Police had accused the Lok Sabha MP from Thiruvananthapuram, of abetting Pushkar’s suicide.
While claiming there was sufficient evidence against him, the Police told a city court that Tharoor should be summoned as an accused.
Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Samar Vishal said he would pass the order after the counsel for the prosecution said there was enough evidence to summon Tharoor.
The Police filed a 3,000-page chargesheet in court on May 14 and named Tharoor as an accused under Sections 306 (abetment of suicide) and 498A (husband or relative of husband of a woman subjecting her to cruelty) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
While reviewing the chargesheet on Monday, the prosecution in court said that 12 injury marks were found on Pushkar’s body, from three days prior to her death. Additionally, examined mails and chats have shown family issues as circumstantial evidence.
Pushkar had emailed Tharoor nine days before her death, saying that she had “lost her will to live”, Police told the court, according to media reports.
The police have taken her email and messages on social media as a “dying declaration”.
Defence lawyers will not argue their side till the time the court decides on the cognizance of the chargesheet.
“Since he is a sitting Member of Parliament, matter is being sent to the special designated court for politicians, that is ACMM Samar Vishal. Matter be taken up on 28 May,” said the Delhi Court.