Delhi court allows Shashi Tharoor to travel to Geneva to offer condolences to Kofi Annan's family, seek aid for Kerala

New Delhi: A Delhi court on Monday allowed Congress leader Shashi Tharoor to travel to Geneva to express condolences to the family of former United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan and also to seek international aid for Kerala which is reeling under unprecedented floods.

File image of senior Congress leader Shashi Thaoor. AFP

File image of senior Congress leader Shashi Thaoor. AFP

Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Samar Vishal allowed Tharoor to travel on Monday after his counsel said the politician worked under Annan for ten years and he was his mentor at the United Nations.

Senior advocate Vikas Pahwa and advocate Gaurav Gupta, appearing for Tharoor, also told the court that the politician was going to seek international assistance through the United Nations for the victims of Kerala flood.

The Thiruvananthapuram MP is on regular bail in a case relating to his wife Sunanda Pushkar's death almost four years ago in a luxury hotel in Delhi. "I am allowing the application. Inform the investigating officer about your schedule," the judge said. The counsel said that Tharoor is scheduled to leave on Monday evening and he will return on Tuesday.

Pushkar was found dead in a suite of a luxury hotel in the city on the night of 17 January, 2014. The couple was staying in the hotel, as the official bungalow of Shashi Tharoor was being renovated at that time.

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Updated Date: Aug 20, 2018 13:10:09 IST

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