A Delhi court on Thursday granted anticipatory bail to Congress MP Shashi Tharoor in connection with the death of his wife Sunanda Pushkar in 2014, PTI reported. Tharoor had moved the anticipatory bail petition on Tuesday, days before he is to appear for the hearing.
The court asked Tharoor to furnish a bail bond of Rs 1 lakh, ANI reported. It also prohibited Tharoor from travelling abroad without its permission and ordered him not to tamper with the evidence and witnesses.
The court had issued Tharoor summons in June, and asked him to appear on July 7. Last month, the court said Tharoor would face trial on charges of abetting suicide and subjecting his wife to cruelty. Pushkar was found dead at the Leela Palace hotel in New Delhi on January 17, 2014.
After the Delhi Police charged Tharoor, he claimed the charges were “preposterous and baseless” and a product of a “malicious and vindictive campaign” against him. “I will continue to vigorously contest these charges and maintain my steadfast conviction that ultimately the truth will prevail through the judicial system that we are privileged to have in our country,” the Thiruvananthapuram MP had said.