SC dis­poses of Swamy’s pe­ti­tion in Su­nanda case

The Times of India (New Delhi edition) - - TIMES CITY -

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Fri­day dis­posed of BJP leader Subra­ma­nian Swamy’s plea seek­ing SIT probe into the mys­te­ri­ous death of Su­nanda Pushkar as the chargesheet in the case had been filed by the Delhi Po­lice and Con­gress leader Shashi Tha­roor named as an ac­cused.

A bench, headed by Jus­tice Arun Mishra, said there was noth­ing left for the court at this stage to ad­ju­di­cate and rapped up its pro­ceed­ings in the case. Swamy, how­ever, told the court that he might ap­proach the court again at a later stage.

Af­ter be­ing snubbed by the Delhi High Court which had in Oc­to­ber dis­missed his PIL calling it a “text­book ex­am­ple of a po­lit­i­cal in­ter­est lit­i­ga­tion”, Swamy had ap­proached the Supreme Court chal­leng­ing the HC or­der.

The trial court had on July 7 granted reg­u­lar bail to Tha­roor in con­nec­tion with the case.

On June 5, a Delhi court had or­dered Tha­roor to ap­pear on July 7, af­ter tak­ing cog­ni­sance of the chargse­heet filed in the case.

The court took cog­ni­sance of Tha­roor's al­leged of­fences of abet­ment of sui­cide and com­mit­ting cru­elty to­wards his wife.

On May 14, the Delhi Po­lice had filed a chargesheet in the court, in which it named Tha­roor as an ac­cused un­der Sec­tions 306 (abet­ment of sui­cide) and 498A (cru­elty to wife) of the In­dian Pe­nal Code (IPC).

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