The Delhi Police on Thursday told a city court that it has handed over copies of all the evidence to Congress leader Shashi Tharoor, accused of his wife Sunanda Pushkar’s suicide case.The Delhi Police told Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Samar Vishal’s court that the copies supplied to Tharoor included electronic and documentary evidence. Senior advocate Vikash Pahwa, appearing for Tharoor, sought time from the court for verifying the documents.
The documents included statements of various witnesses recorded in the case. The matter has been posted an October 12 hearing.
Sunanda Pushkar was found dead in a suite of a luxury hotel in the city on the night of January 17, 2014. The couple was staying in the hotel as the official bungalow of Tharoor was being renovated at that time. Tharoor was charged with abetment to suicide.
Tharoor has been charged under sections 498A (husband or his relative subjecting a woman to cruelty) and 306 (abetment of suicide) of the Indian Penal Code, but has not been arrested in the case.