Tharoor knock the Door of court to avoid arrest

Mr. Shashi Tharoor was summoned in the much hyped Sunanda Pushkar Murder case as the accused.

The application has been filed in the court. It has been said in the petition that the SIT has said that the investigation has been completed and there is no need to seek custodial interrogation. 

Congress MP Shashi Tharoor has filed an application in the court for anticipatory bail in the case of his wife Sunanda Pushkar’s death. In this case, Tharoor has already been summoned as accused for 7 July. Advocate Vikas Pahwa on behalf of Tharoor, on Tuesday, applied for an anticipatory bail before Special Judge Arvind Kumar. But the judge decided to respond in detail on Wednesday seeking an answer from the South Delhi Police on this. Earlier, the magistrate court had summoned Tharoor as accused in the alleged crimes of cruelty, with provocation for suicides and Sunanda Pushkar.

The application said that the charge sheet has been filed without the arrest of the alleged accused in the case and the SIT has clearly stated that the investigation has been completed and there is no need to interrogate him in custody. Pahwa said, the law is very clear, if the charge sheet has been filed without arrest, then bail should be granted. We have only demanded protection so that they can appear before the magistrates’ court on July 7. He said that since the government lawyers were not present in the court on this day, the matter would be heard on Wednesday at 10 a.m.

Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Samar Vishal summoned Tharoor on June 5 and asked him to appear on July 7. Tharoor has been charged under IPC Section 498A (harassment of woman at the hands of husband or relative) and 306 (incitement of suicide). In a charge sheet of nearly 3000 pages, the police has accused Tharoor of being the sole accused and used to torture his wife.

Narayan Singh the servant of Tharoor Family is the main witness in this case. Under section 498A, maximum three years imprisonment, while 306 under 10 years imprisonment is a maximum punishment. On January 1, 2015, in connection with the death of Sunanda, Delhi Police had registered a case under section 302 (murder) against unknown person.

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