The Supreme Court in response to the status report submitted to it by Delhi Police, regarding the Sunanda Pushkar Case has finalized a decision. After more than four years of the case, the Supreme Court has taken the final conclusion regarding the case.
The mystery behind the Sunanda Pushkar Case
The case is about the Congress leader Shashi Tharoor wife Sunanda Pushkar who was found dead under mysterious circumstances in the year 2014. She was found dead in one of the rooms of South Delhi five star hotels Suite. The room is now sealed by the police for further investigations which are going on.
The incident took place on the night of 17 January 2014. An FIR was registered by Delhi police almost a year after her death on the 1st January 2015. The FIR was against unknown persons under the IPC section 302 for murder.
The postmortem report of AIIMS
The Postmortem report of AIIMS medical board regarding the case claimed that Sunanda died due to poisoning. It is still not clear that whether she consumed the poison by herself or someone gave her the poison forcefully. Her blood samples were sent to Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) lab situated in Washington DC. This was done to determine the type of the poison due to which she died.
Actions taken by Supreme Court
The Supreme Court, however, criticized the Police for the delay in the FIR. It has also taken the statements of the hotel management regarding the case. Even the forensic team has visited the hotel many times and has collected many pieces of evidence regarding the case. The collective detailed report of all the evidence has been submitted to the Supreme Court.
The Supreme Court on 21st July, after receiving the report has granted the permission to de-seal the room in which the incident took place. Because of the seal, the hotel has been suffering from huge financial loss.
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader, Subramanian Swamy’s appeal
The Supreme Court also questioned the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader, Subramanian Swamy’s appeal on the Sunanda Pushkar Case. Subramanian Swamy’s challenged the Delhi High Court order regarding the Sunanda Pushkar Case. Subramanian moved to Supreme Court after his appeal for involving the Special Investigation Team (SIT) was rejected by the Delhi High Court in October last year.
Further, his request for involving the Special Investigation Team (SIT) into the Sunanda Pushkar Case was also rejected by the Supreme Court. A noticed against him is also issued by Supreme Court to Delhi Police regarding the maintainability of the Sunanda Pushkar case.
Shashi Tharoor reaction to the Supreme Court decision
Shashi Tharoor who was looking for his wife Sunanda Pushkar case solution has left everything on the judicial procedures. He says that let the law take its own direction. Any investigation conveyed by Delhi Police regarding my wife death case is always welcome from my end. He further said that everybody is waiting for the conclusion regarding the case.
Shashi Tharoor even complains about the Delhi Police who accused him of interfering in the investigation of the case when he was the minister in the UPA regime. In response to this appeal, the High Court has demanded a strong proof regarding the complaint. Tharoor lawyer and Co-Petitioner of the Sunanda Pushkar case Subramanian Swamy’s filed some affidavits in reply to the proof asked by the court.
Later those affidavits were rejected by the Constitution Bench as he mentioned his and Tharoor political position in the petition. These petitions were highly criticized by the Arun Mishra and A M Khanwilkar and were found useless to take any action regarding the Sunanda Pushkar case.
The special commissioner and chief spokesperson statements
According to the Dependra Pathak, the special commissioner and chief spokesperson of Delhi Police, the matter is being heard by the Supreme Court. It is now difficult to comment anything regarding the case.
The investigation team is also working on the case and all the facts are being highlighted regarding the Sunanda Pushkar case. He further refused to share any more details regarding the case. According to him, the Delhi Police will disclose all the details regarding the Sunanda Pushkar case at the right time.