Sunanda Pushkar death: Subramanian Swamy accuses Congress of destroying evidence

Swamy accused the then Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Government and the former officials in the Delhi Police of destroying the evidence and witnesses

Published: 14th May 2018 08:16 PM  |   Last Updated: 14th May 2018 08:21 PM   |  A+A-

BJP leader Subramanian Swamy (File | PTI)


NEW DELHI: Welcoming the charge sheet filed in the Sunanda Pushkar death case, senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy on Monday commended the Delhi Police for doing their best with the available evidence.

Swamy accused the then Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Government and the former officials in the Delhi Police of destroying the evidence and witnesses.

"All witnesses and documents were destroyed by the UPA government and corrupt police officers. The new management in Delhi Police has conducted the investigation in a fair manner," Swamy told ANI.

In the charge sheet filed before a Delhi court today, the Delhi Police named Sunanda's husband and Congress leader Shashi Tharoor as accused, under sections 306 (Abetment of suicide) and 498A (Husband or relative of husband of a woman subjecting her to cruelty) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

"On the basis of current evidence this is what could be done. I welcome this decision and this is a step forward. More information will come during trial," Swamy remarked.

Meanwhile, Delhi Police Spokesperson Deependra Pathak told media, "On the basis of medico-legal and forensic evidence analysed during the investigation as well as opinion of psychological autopsy experts, Sunanda Pushkar case investigated by SIT of South District, has been charge-sheeted under section 306 and 498A of the IPC. The matter now is sub-judice."

The next date of hearing in the case is May 24.

Sunanda was found dead under mysterious circumstances in a suite of a five-star hotel in Delhi on the night of January 17, 2014.

On July 6, 2017, Swamy filed a PIL in the Delhi High Court seeking a court-monitored inquiry into the mysterious death of Sunanda.


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  • Narendra rana

    At the time of incident it was widely rumoured that two Pakistani agents had been sent by the girlfriend of shri shashi to that delhi hotel room and there smt sunanda suffered a tragic death after she was forcibly administered poison injection in presence of her thusband,the prominent mp ? Yet another type of love-jihaad controversy ?
    3 years ago reply
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