Sunanda Pushkar case: Draft probe report sent for legal scrutiny

Sunanda Pushkar was found dead under mysterious circumstances in a suite of a five-star hotel in Delhi on the night of January 17, 2014. File Photo
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The top court had in February sought the response of Delhi Police on a plea filed by BJP leader Subramanian Swamy seeking a court-monitored SIT probe into Pushkar's death.

Delhi police has informed the Supreme Court that it has prepared a draft investigation report on the death of Congress MP Shashi Tharoor's wife Sunanda Pushkar in 2014.

“The Special Investigation, after thorough professional and scientific investigation, has prepared a draft police report under Section 173 of the Criminal Procedure Code and has sent the same to the prosecution department of the Government of National Capital Territory for legal scrutiny,” it said in a status report.

“As soon as the draft police report is received after legal vetting by the prosecution department, the same shall be submitted before the trial court for consideration and concomitant judicial proceedings,” it added.

The FIR in the matter registered with Sarojini Nagar police station on May 1, 2015 is being investigated by the Special Investigation Team.

The response by the Delhi police has been filed on a notice issued by a bench of Justices Arun Mishra and A M Khanwilkar on a plea by BJP leader Subramanian Swamy for a court-monitored probe into the death of Pushkar in 2014. The court, however, had kept the issue of maintainability of the special leave petition open.

Swamy challenged the October 26, 2017 verdict of Delhi High Court dismissing his plea. The HC had called his plea a “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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