Sunanda Pushkar Case: The Rouse Avenue Court in Delhi on Wednesday adjourned the passing of the order on framing charges in the death case of Sunanda Pushkar to July 2.
Pushkar’s husband and Member of Parliament Shashi Tharoor is the main accused in the case as per Delhi Police. The police had earlier filed a chargesheet against Tharoor in connection with Pushkar’s death under sections 498-A and 306 of the Indian Penal Code. He is currently out on bail.
Sunanda Pushkar Case: Judge reserved order
After the defence and prosecution concluded their arguments on the issue of framing charges against the accused, Special Judge Geetanjali Goyal had reserved her order. The Public Prosecutor argued that Pushkar was suffering from mental cruelty which led to her bad health.
“Stress and betrayal” were also given as reasons for her declining health.
They also alleged that her death was not natural and in fact caused by poisoning. The argument was made based on the post mortem report of the deceased woman’s body. The prosecutor claimed that poisoning could have been done by oral or injection method.
Senior Advocate Vikas Pahwa who represents Shashi Tharoor refuted the prosecutor’s remarks and said that the poisoning theory cannot be admissible. He also said that the prosecutor doesn’t have evidence to support their claim.
Sunanda Pushka passed away on the night of January 17, 2014, in a luxury hotel suite. After speculations of the police, her husband Shashi Tharoor was charged with abetment of suicide and cruelty under the Indian Penal Code.
Pushkar was a businesswoman and co-owner of an Indian-based firm, Rendezvous Sports World. The sports firm was also part of the Indian Premier League. She is survived by her husband and son named Shiv Menon.