Sunanda Pushkar's death: Delhi Police files status report before high court, asks for more time

The Delhi Police has filed a status report before the Delhi High Court saying that the cause of Sunanda Pushkar's death is still unknown and more time is needed for the investigation, CNN-News18 reported.

The Delhi High Court had on 20 July asked the police to file a status report regarding the ongoing probe into the death of Congress MP Shashi Tharoor's wife Sunanada Pushkar.

File image of Sunanda Pushkar. PTI

File image of Sunanda Pushkar. PTI

A bench of justices GS Sistani and Chander Shekhar had issued the direction while hearing Subramanian Swamy's plea for a court-monitored probe by the CBI-led SIT into the matter.

The direction was issued by the bench after Rahul Mehra, counsel for the Delhi Police, informed the court that the status report of the investigating agency has been given to him in the courtroom, and he wants to go through it before placing it on record.

Mehra further informed the court that an SIT has been constituted in the matter. He further said that the Swamy's petition has raised serious allegations against the police probing the matter, so the agency be given time to place their stand.

Considering the request made by the counsel, the court fixed the matter for 1 August while directing them to supply an advance copy of the status report to Swamy, the Ministry of Home Affairs, and the CBI.

Swamy has alleged that "inordinate delay" has been caused in the investigation, "which is a blot on the justice system". Pushkar was found dead in a suite of a five-star hotel in south Delhi on the night of 17 January, 2014.

With inputs from PTI

Updated Date: Jul 22, 2017 14:39 PM

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