The Patiala House court in Delhi on Wednesday granted Congress leader Shashi Tharoor permission to travel abroad for a few days, reported ANI. The Thiruvananthapuram legislator is an accused in the case of the death of his wife, Sunanda Pushkar, in 2014.
In his application before the court, Tharoor had sought permission to go to Canada for a few days on August 10. The court directed Tharoor to furnish a fixed deposit receipt of Rs 2 lakh, which would be refunded after his return.
On July 7, Tharoor was granted bail on the conditions that he would not travel abroad without the court’s permission, which also ordered him to not tamper with the evidence or witnesses.
Pushkar was found dead at a suite in the Leela Palace Hotel in New Delhi on January 17, 2014. Tharoor has been charged under Sections 498A (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, reported The Indian Express.
Tharoor 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,” he had said.