Delhi Court dismisses Swamy’s plea to assist in investigating Sunanda Pushkar’s death

New Delhi: A Delhi Court on Monday dismissed a plea by BJP leader Subramanian Swamy to assist the court in the investigation of the Sunanda Pushkar death case.

The Patiala House Court also directed Delhi Police to preserve its vigilance report in the matter.

“Additional chief metropolitan Magistrate Court has committed the Sunanda Pushkar Suicide case to the session court for commencing trial in the matter,” the court said.

The next date of hearing is February 21.

Pushkar was found dead under mysterious circumstances in a suite of a Delhi hotel on the night of January 17, 2014. The couple was staying in the hotel as their house was undergoing renovation.

Her husband and Congress leader Shashi Tharoor has been charged under Sections 306 (abetment of suicide) and 498A (husband or his relative subjecting a woman to cruelty) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). He, however, has dismissed the charge as “preposterous.”