New Delhi : BJP leader Subramanian Swamy was on Monday asked by the Supreme Court to satisfy it on the aspect of maintainability of his plea seeking an SIT probe into the death of Congress MP Shashi Tharoor’s wife Sunanda Pushkar.

The apex court observed this while hearing Swamy’s appeal against the Delhi High Court’s October 26 last year’s verdict dismissing his plea for a probe by a court-monitored Special Investigation Team into Pushkar’s death.

Pushkar was found dead under mysterious circumstances in a suite of a five-star hotel in Delhi on the night of January 17, 2014.

“Before going into the merits, we need to be satisfied on maintainability (of the plea),” a bench comprising Justices Arun Mishra and Amitava Roy told Swamy.

Swamy told the bench that when the matter relating to the probe into Indian Premier League (IPL) was going on, the issue of Pushkar’s “unnatural death” came to fore.

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