Delhi’s Patiala House Court on Wednesday reserved order on Congress leader Shashi Tharoor’s anticipatory bail plea for Thursday, in case related to death of his wife Sunanda Pushkar. Special Judge Arvind Kumar reserved the judgment after the Delhi Police opposed Tharoor's anticipatory bail plea, saying he might flee the country.
The Congress leader had moved the court on Wednesday, seeking anticipatory bail. The plea mentioned that the charge sheet was filed without arrest and that the Special Investigation Team (SIT) had categorically stated that investigation had been concluded and that no custodial interrogation is required.
Tharoor had already been summoned as an accused by a magisterial court on June 5, for the alleged offences of abetment of suicide and committing cruelty towards his wife Sunanda Pushkar. He was asked to appear before the court on July 7 and said that there were sufficient grounds to proceed against him.
The Congress leader has been charged under Sections 498 A (husband or his relative subjecting a woman to cruelty) and 306 (abetment of suicide) of the Indian Penal Code. His wife Sunanda Pushkar was found dead in a luxury hotel room on the night of January 17, 2014.