The sessions court in Delhi will begin trial on February 21 in the case of death of Sunanda Pushkar where Congress MP Sashi Tharoor is facing charges Congress for abetment to suicide of his wife.
The Patiala House Court, which sent the case for trial to the sessions court, dismissed a plea of BJP leader Subramanaian Swamy to "assist the court" during trial. It directed Delhi police to preserve its vigilance report on alleged tampering of evidence.
Four years after Sunanda was found dead in a Delhi hotel, Delhi police in May 2018 charged Tharoor with abetment to suicide.
In the 3,000-page chargesheet, Tharoor was booked also under Indian Penal Code Section 498(A) (husband or relative of husband of a woman subjecting her to cruelty).
Terming the chargesheet as ‘preposterous’, Tharoor had said that none who knew Sunanda would believe she would ever have committed suicide, “let alone abetment on my part". He got bail on July 7.