Sunanda Pushkar death case: Delhi court adjourns order on framing charges against Shashi Tharoor

Delhi's Rouse Avenue Court on Friday once again adjourned the passing of order on the issue of framing of charges in Sunanda Pushkar death case to July 27.

According to a report by Live Law, this is the second time the court has adjourned the pronouncement. Earlier on June 16, the Rouse Avenue Court adjourned the passing of the order for July 2.

Shashi Tharoor, the husband of Sunanda Pushkar is the main accused in the matter according to the Delhi Police. Tharoor, who is currently on bail in the case, was chargesheeted by Delhi Police under Sections 498-A (husband or relative of husband of a woman subjecting her to cruelty) and 306 (abetment of suicide) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

The development came after Special Judge Geetanjali Goel had reserved the orders on April 12 had reserved the order after prosecution and defence counsel concluded their arguments on the issue of framing of charges.

Sunanda Pushkar was found dead in a suite of a luxury hotel in the city on the night of January 17, 2014. The couple was staying in the hotel, as the official bungalow of Tharoor was being renovated at that time. Tharoor was charged under sections 498A and 306 of the Indian Penal Code by Delhi police, but was not arrested in the case. He was granted bail on July 5, 2018.

(With inputs from ANI and PTI)

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