Tharoor discharged in Sunanda Pushkar murder case

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New Delhi, Aug 18 : A Delhi court on Wednesday relieved Congress leader Shashi Tharoor of all charges in the connection with the death case of his wife Sunanda Pushkar.

Special Judge Geetanjali Goel pronounced the order in a virtual hearing in which Tharoor was present. He was asked to furnish a bond.

Expressing his gratitude to the court, Tharoor said he had a tough time in last seven and half years.

In a statement, Tharoor said his family would finally mourn Sunanda Pushkar in peace.

“This brings a significant conclusion to the long nightmare which had enveloped me after the tragic passing of my late wife Sunanda. I have weathered dozens of unfounded accusations and media vilification patiently, sustained my faith in the judiciary, which today stands vindicated,” he said.

He added that in the current system of justice, the process was all too often the punishment.

“Nonetheless, the fact that justice has been done, at last, will allow all of us in the family to mourn Sunanda in peace,” he said.

Pushkar was found dead in a suite of a luxury hotel in Delhi on the night of January 17, 2014.

Tharoor was booked under section 498-A (husband or relative of husband of a woman subjecting her to cruelty) and 306 (abetment of suicide) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

In 2019, the Delhi Police had asked the court to prosecute Tharoor for abetment to suicide or “alternatively” frame murder charges against him in connection with Pushkar’s death.


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