Sunanda Pushkar death case transferred to designated court

24 May 2018, 03:14 PM
Metropolitan Magistrate Dharmendra Singh on Thursday transferred the case to Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Samar Vishal (PHOTO: PTI)
Metropolitan Magistrate Dharmendra Singh on Thursday transferred the case to Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Samar Vishal (PHOTO: PTI)

A Delhi court has transferred the Sunanda Pushkar death case in which her husband and Congress leader Shashi Tharoor has been chargesheeted for abetting her suicide to a special court designated to try lawmakers.

Metropolitan Magistrate Dharmendra Singh on Thursday transferred the case to Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Samar Vishal, who will take up the matter on May 28.

"Since he is a sitting Member of Parliament, matter is being sent to the special designated court for politicians, that is ACMM Samar Vishal. Matter be taken up on May 28," the court said.

On May 14, the Delhi Police accused Lok Sabha MP Tharoor of abetting Pushkar's death and told a city court that he should be summoned as an accused in the four-and-half year-old case, claiming there was sufficient evidence against him.

The police, in a nearly 3,000-page charge sheet, named Tharoor as the only accused while also alleging that he had subjected his wife to cruelty.

First Published: Thursday, May 24, 2018 03:02 PM
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