Sunanda Pushkar death: Magistrate transfers matter to special fast track court; case to be heard on 28 May

New Delhi: The 2014 Sunanda Pushkar death case, in which Congress Lok Sabha member and her husband Shashi Tharoor has been chargesheeted for abetment to suicide, has been transferred to a special fast track court.

Metropolitan magistrate Dharmendra Singh transferred the case to the designated court of Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Samar Vishal, who is exclusively dealing with cases against lawmakers.

 Sunanda Pushkar death: Magistrate transfers matter to special fast track court; case to be heard on 28 May

File image of Sunanda Pushkar. PTI

The special court will hear the case on 28 May.

The Supreme Court had ordered that cases against MPs and MLAs would be heard by special courts.

On 14 May, the Delhi Police chargesheeted Tharoor under Sections 306 and 498A of the Indian Penal Code, pertaining to abetment to suicide and cruelty to wife which entails a jail term that may extend up to 10 years.

Pushkar, 51, was found dead in her suite at Leela Hotel in south Delhi on 17 January, 2014, days after she alleged that her husband was having an affair with a Pakistani journalist.

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Updated Date: May 24, 2018 18:10:58 IST