A Delhi court has directed the police in the capital to hand over some documents to former Union Minister and Congress leader Shashi Tharoor in the case relating death of his wife Sunanda Pushkar.
Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Samar Vishal passed the directions on a plea by Tharoor’s counsel that there were discrepancies in certain electronic evidence, provided by the prosecution. He told the court that some of the documents mentioned in the list of evidence were either not received by him or failed to open.”Reconciliation and comparison of all documents available with prosecution and defence is taking time,” Senior advocate and counsel for Tharoor Vikas Pahwa told the court.Pushkar was found dead in a suite of a luxury hotel in the city on the night of January 17, 2014. The couple were staying in the hotel as the official bungalow of Tharoor was being renovated at that time.
The court had directed Delhi Police to hand over various documents filed along with the charge sheet, including statements of witnesses, to Tharoor on a plea moved by him.
The Thiruvananthapuram MP was granted regular bail on July 7 after he appeared before the court in pursuance to the summons issued against him.
The court had on June 5 summoned Tharoor, observing there was sufficient ground to proceed against him.
He 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 (IPC), but has not been arrested in the case.
–India Legal Bureau