NEW DELHI:The Supreme Court on Friday sought a response from the Delhi Police on a plea by BJP leader Subramanian Swamy for a court-monitored SIT probe into the death of Congress MP Shashi Tharoor’s wife Sunanda Pushkar. A bench led by Justice Arun Mishra agreed to hear Swamy’s PIL, and issued a notice to the Delhi Police.
The court made it clear that the issue of maintainability of Swamy’s petition is being kept open.
The observation came in the wake of the last hearing wherein the bench had pointed out that Swamy will have to satisfy the court how, as a third party, he could seek orders into a criminal case.
Swamy had approached the top court in an appeal against the Delhi High Court order, which had dismissed his petition in October last year and had chastised the BJP leader and his lawyer for making sweeping allegations in the petition against Tharoor and Delhi Police without giving any basis for the accusations.
Pushkar was found dead under mysterious circumstances in a suite of a five-star hotel in Delhi on the night of January 17, 2014.Swamy has said that when the matter relating to the probe into the Indian Premier League was going on, the issue of Pushkar’s unnatural death came to the fore.