24-May-2018
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Shashi Tharoor charged with abetment to suicide in Sunanda Pushkar death

New Delhi May 15: Four years after Sunanda Pushkar was found dead in suite number 345 of the Leela Palace Hotel in New Delhi’s Chanakya Puri, the Delhi police on Monday accused her husband, Congress MP Shashi Tharoor, of abetting her suicide, and told a city court that his custodial interrogation was necessary as the investigation was yet to be concluded.
 
The police filed a nearly 3,000-page chargesheet in the court, naming Mr Tharoor as the only accused in the case and claiming there was enough evidence to proceed against him.
 
The police also alleged that the Congress leader had subjected his wife to cruelty.
 
The chargesheet in the mysterious death of Sunanda Pushkar was filed before metropolitan magistrate Dharmendra Singh, who will consider it on May 24. 
 
The police also urged the court to summon Mr Tharoor, Lok Sabha MP from Thiruvananthapuram, as an accused.
 
Terming the chargesheet as “preposterous”, the Congress MP said he intends to contest it “vigorously”.