A Delhi court on Thursday transferred the Sunanda Pushkar death case, in which her husband and Congress MP Shashi Tharoor is an accused, to a special court designated to try lawmakers, PTI reported. Tharoor has been charged with abetting his wife’s suicide in January 2014.
“Since he is a sitting member of Parliament, matter is being sent to the special designated court for politicians, that is Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Samar Vishal,” Metropolitan Magistrate Dharmendra Singh said. He added that the matter would be heard next on May 28.
On May 14, the Delhi Police charged Tharoor with abetting suicide. Ruling out murder, the chargesheet stated that Pushkar had killed herself. It mentioned marital discord as a reason for her suicide.
The police had questioned Tharoor for hours in connection with the death.
Tharoor has called the chargesheet preposterous and said he intends to “contest it vigorously”. He has also questioned the methods as well as motivations of the Delhi Police for arriving at this conclusion after more than four years of investigation.