Sunanda Pushkar case: Delhi court defers hearing to Dec 6

New Delhi: A Delhi court on Saturday deferred the hearing in Sunanda Pushkar death case to December 6 due to non-availability of Pushkar’s husband and Congress leader Shashi Tharoor’s counsel.

Earlier, the Delhi Police, on the direction of the court had handed over the copies of certain documents, including electronic evidence, to Tharoor on a plea moved by him in the court.

The Congress leader’s counsel had informed the court that some files, related to Pushkar’s death, were in a hard disk, which Tharoor did not have an access to.

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.

Tharoor was summoned by the court in June this year, observing there was sufficient ground to proceed against him.
The Congress leader was 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, dismissed the charge sheet terming it “preposterous”.