SC closes Swamy's plea in Sunanda case

 BJP leader Subramanian Swamy, PTI file photo

The Supreme Court on Friday closed the proceedings initiated on a plea made by BJP leader Subramanian Swamy for a time-bound probe into the death Congress MP Shashi Tharoor's wife Sunanda Pushkar in 2014.

A bench of Justices Arun Mishra and S Abdul Nazeer disposed of the matter after noting that a charge sheet has been filed by the Delhi Police recently.

Four years after the mysterious death of Sunanda in a five-star hotel here, the Delhi Police had on May 14 accused Tharoor of abetting his wife's suicide in a charge sheet filed in a court.

A Delhi court had summoned Tharoor as an accused and he had already been granted regular bail on July 7.

Tharoor has earlier secured anticipatory bail on the summons issued against him by the court, after having taken cognisance of a charge sheet filed by the Delhi Police.

The FIR in the case was registered with Sarojini Nagar police station on May 1, 2015 and was investigated by a Special Investigation Team.

Swamy had approached the top court, challenging the October 26, 2017 verdict of Delhi High Court dismissing his plea. The HC had called his plea as “textbook example of a political interest litigation.”

Pushkar was found dead under mysterious circumstances in a suite of a five-star hotel in Delhi on the night of January 17, 2014.

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