New Delhi: Congress MP Shashi Tharoor will be tried for abetment to suicide in the case of his wife Sunanda Pushkar’s death, starting on February 21. Also a Delhi court on Monday sent Sunanda Pushkar’s death case against Tharoor to Sessions court for further proceedings.
Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Samar Vishal sent the case to Additional Sessions Judge Arun Bhardwaj since the offence under Section 306 (abetment of suicide) of the Indian Penal Code was triable by a sessions judge. The court also directed Delhi police to preserve vigilance report in the matter. The maximum punishment for the offence is 10 years of imprisonment.