Court Clears Congress MP Shashi Tharoor In A case Related To His Wife Sunanda Pushkar’s Death
The court today refused to frame charges against Tharoor and cleared the former Union Minister of all charges. Tharoor said, “Most grateful, your honour. It's been seven-and-half years of absolute torture. I really appreciate it.”
New Delhi: A court order has brought great relief to senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor. On Wednesday a Delhi court discharged Tharoor in a case related to his wife Sunanda Pushkar’s death in a hotel here in 2014. Special Judge Geetanjali Goel passed the order in a virtual hearing. The court today refused to frame charges against Tharoor and cleared the former Union Minister of all charges.
“Most grateful, your honour. It's been seven-and-half years of absolute torture. I really appreciate it,” Said 65 years old Shashi Tharoor. He further said, in the current system of justice, the process was all too often the punishment.
Sunanda Pushkar, 51, was found dead in a suite of a luxury hotel in Delhi on the night of January 17, 2014. She had moved into the hotel because the MP’s home was being renovated. Shashi Tharoor was charged with abetment to suicide and cruelty by the Delhi Police.
Later in the day in a longer statement, Shashi Tharoor wrote that his family would finally mourn Sunanda Pushkar in peace. “This brings a significant conclusion to the long nightmare which had enveloped me after the tragic passing of my late wife Sunanda. I have weathered dozens of unfounded accusations and media vilification patiently, sustained my faith in the judiciary, which today stands vindicated,” he wrote.