Shashi Tharoor Cleared Of All Charges: He has been discharged by Delhi Court in connection with the Sunanda Pushkar death case. In a virtual hearing, special Judge Geetanjali Goel passed this order.
Tharoor expressed his gratitude to the judge and said that the last seven and a half years were an absolute torture. He feels relieved to be discharged now, as per sources.
Sunanda Pushkar death case
On the night of January 17, 2014, Shashi Tharoor’s wife Sunandna Pushkar was found dead in a suite of a luxury hotel. According to Delhi Police, her husband Shashi Tharoor was the main culprit in the matter. Delhi Police had filed a charge sheet against him under Sections 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).
The chargesheet mentioned marital discord as the main reason behind Sunanda’s suicide. The former Union Minister was also charged with cruelty in his marriage.
As per police, Pushkar died within three years, three months and 15 days of her marriage with the minister. The couple got hitched on August 22, 2010.
Sunanda Pushkar had publicly accused her husband of having an extra marital affair with a Pakistani journalist. This was followed by her demise in the hotel. Police had first said that Sunanda was poisoned and registered a murder case in January 2015. They didn’t name any suspect at that time.
Who was Sunanda Pushkar?
She was an Indian-Canadian businesswoman who worked as a sales director in Dubai. She also held stakes in Rendezvous Sports World. However, she later gave up her equity after there were allegations of corruption against Tharoor.