Ernakulam: The Delhi High Court has issued a notice to Congress MP Shashi Tharoor in the case related to the death of Sunanda Pushkar. The action was taken on a plea filed by the Delhi Police challenging the trial court’s order acquitting Tharoor.
Discharging Tharoor of the charges of cruelty and abetment to suicide, the trial court had observed that there was no prima facie willful conduct from his part which was likely to drive Pushkar to commit suicide and acquitted Tharoor in August 2021. The Delhi High Court issued the notice to Shashi Tharoor as the Delhi police filed a petition questioning the order of the trial court. The advocate appearing for Tharoor said that the appeal against the trial court verdict was filed after15 months and the advocate also requested the court not to publish the documents of the case.
The court will hear the argument in detail. The case will be considered again next February. Sunanda Pushkar was found dead in Leela Palace Hotel on January 17, 2014.