Subramanian Swamy moves Delhi HC for court-monitored SIT probe into Sunanda Pushkar death case

Swamy's PIL regarding the death of Pushkar also sought setting up of a CBI headed SIT to probe in a time bound manner under a court monitored mechanism under Article 226 of the Constitution of India, 1950, the murder case of the former in which inordinate delays have been caused.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: July 6, 2017 5:56 pm
subramanian swamy, sunanda pushkar death, shashi tharoor According to the petition filed by Swamy, the Sunanda Pushkar’s case is “extreme example of the slow-motion of the criminal justice process and the extent to which it can be subverted by the rich and influential”.

BJP leader Subramanian Swamy on Thursday filed a Public Interest Litigation(PIL) in the Delhi High Court seeking a court-monitored probe by a CBI-led Special Investigation Team into the death of Congress MP Shashi Tharoor’s wife Sunanda Pushkar, PTI has reported.

According to the petition filed by Swamy, through advocate Ishkaran Singh Bhandari, Sunanda Pushkar’s case is an “extreme example of the slow-motion of the criminal justice process and the extent to which it can be subverted by the rich and influential”. The petition further said “the fact that influential political personalities and their henchmen are involved in this case presents an added dimension to the issue and raises questions on the efficacy of the existing systems and practices to counter the moves of such influential persons facing serious criminal charges”.

Swamy’s PIL regarding the “sudden” and “unnatural” death of 51-year-old Pushkar sought setting up of a SIT probe in a time-bound manner and under a court-monitored mechanism under Article 226 of the Constitution of India, 1950.

Earlier on May 26, Tharoor filed a defamation case in Delhi High Court on Friday against senior television journalist Arnab Goswami and his Republic TV channel for carrying out an investigation into the death of his wife Sunanda Pushkar, which was aired on May 8. The report in Goswami’s TV Channel alleged that Pushkar was murdered and Tharoor was complicit, through conspiracy theories, audio tapes and innuendos. The tapes aired by the channel also alleged that Pushkar’s body had been moved from one room to another at the Leela Palace Hotel in New Delhi.

Sunanda Pushkar was found dead on the night of January 17, 2014 at a suite in a five-star hotel in South Delhi. Pushkar’s body was found a day after her spat with Pakistani journalist Mehr Tarar on Twitter over her alleged affair with Tharoor. An FIR was registered by Delhi police on January 1, 2015 against unknown persons under the section of 302 (murder) after the forensic report on her viscera samples suggested poisoning.

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  1. V
    Jul 7, 2017 at 1:18 pm
    Refer to comment of Mr. Rajendran. The problem which pervades the country now is "family orientation". I will do any thing for my "blood relations/family" legally or illegally and do not care what happens to the rest. Also the expectation that those who are not directly related (to an aggreved/hurt but hapless person) need to keep quite "why should I bother". This at ude has made mul ude of educated Indians to be mute spectators to happenings in the society. (that is way the nation looks unconcerned during par ion when millions of Hindus were robbed of their homes and belongings due to their religious faith. Recently same thing happended Kashmiiri Hindus at the hands of Kashmiri Muslims. Nation chose to silent. Would request Mr. Rajendran and others of his ilk to think through the requirements of nation and nor merely of Congress or of his or her family.
    1. R
      Jul 7, 2017 at 7:35 am
      Late Sunanda was not a relative of Swami, then why Swami is aproaching the courg for an enquiry! It is very clear that this motive is to hook Sasi Tharoor who is a Cngress man, so Swami is in a way trying to tarnish the image of a political party using the trajical death of a woman
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        Jul 7, 2017 at 5:59 am
        Swamy seems to be right.Why police is unable to conclude the case one way or other?
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