Hearing in Sunanda Pushkar death case deferred till March 7
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Hearing in Sunanda Pushkar death case deferred till March 7

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New Delhi, Feb 21: A Delhi court on Thursday deferred till March 7 the hearing in Sunanda Pushkar death case in which Congress leader Shashi Tharoor is an accused.

In this matter Former Union Minister Shashi Tharoor and her wife Sunanda Pushkar were staying in a hotel as the official bungalow of Tharoor was being renovated at that time. In the night of January 17, 2014, Pushkar was found dead in a suite of the hotel.

Tharoor has been charged under sections 498 A (husband or his relative subjecting a woman to cruelty) and 306 of the Indian Penal Code and the court of Metropolitan Magistrate sent the case to Sessions Court on February 4 for further proceedings since the offence under Section 306 (abetment of suicide) of the Indian Penal Code was triable by a Sessions Judge.

Shashi Tharoor on Thursday filed an application before the court of Special Judge Arun Bhardwaj to travel to Bahrain and Qatar. Special Judge Bhardwaj today after hearing directed the police to file the reply of the application of Tharoor and deferred the matter for March 7 for further hearing. UNI

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