Tharoor was released in the case, more than seven years after businesswoman Pushkar was found dead in a luxury hotel
New Delhi: Metropolitan Police on Thursday approached the Delhi High Court to challenge a 2021 court order that dismissed Congress leader Shashi Tharoor in connection with the death of his wife Sunanda Pushkar.
Judge DK Sharma asked Delhi Police Lawyer to deliver the copy of his petition to Tharoor’s lawyer, who claimed the application had not been served on him and was “deliberately” sent to a wrong email id.
The Supreme Court also issued a notice requiring a response from Tharoor to a request from police to condone the delay in filing the appeal request against the August 18, 2021 trial order.
It also ordered that copies and documents related to the case should not be made available to any person other than the parties.
The Supreme Court listed the matter for hearing on February 7, 2023.
Tharoor was released in the case, more than seven years after businesswoman Pushkar was found dead in a luxury hotel here.
Pushkar, a prominent face in Delhi circles, was found dead in a luxury hotel suite on the night of January 17, 2014. The couple had stayed at the hotel when Tharoor’s official bungalow was being renovated at the time.
Tharoor was charged with cruelty and assisting suicide under the rules of the International Criminal Court but was not arrested in the case.
The congress leader’s attorney claimed that there was no evidence against him in the case.