All the suspicions revolving around the death of Sunanda Pushkar seems like reaching a conclusion. This claim has got wings after the Delhi Police are all set to submit their final report into the Sunanda Pushkar death case before the Patiala House Courts.
What came as a shocker to the MP Shashi Tharoor is that the Delhi have charged Shashi Tharoor with abetment to suicide and cruelty to his spouse. He has been charged under section 498A (subjecting wife to cruelty) and 306 (abetment to suicide) of Indian Penal Code (IPC).
In the chargesheet, the Autopsy Board has said “All the injuries mentioned are caused by blunt force, simple in nature, non-contributing to death and are produced in the scuffle”.
What does section 306 states?
“If any person commits suicide, whoever abets the commission of such suicide, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to ten years, and shall also be liable to fine”.
What does section 498A states?
“Husband or relative of husband of a woman subjecting her to cruelty shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to three years and shall also be liable to fine. “Cruelty” means any wilful conduct which is of such a nature as is likely to drive the woman to commit suicide or to cause grave injury or danger to life, limb or health (whether mental or physical) of the woman”.
Reacting the charges of Delhi Police, Dr Subramanian Swamy said “It is a very serious allegation against Shashi Tharoor. He can go to jail for 10 years. The rest is up to the court to decide whether to give him bail or not”.
How Shashi Tharoor responded to the sensational charge against him by the Delhi Police?
As expected, Shashi Tharoor tried to claim that it was a move of a vendetta by his political rivals. He said “I have taken note of the filing of this preposterous charge sheet and intend to contest it vigorously. No one who knew Sunanda believes she would ever have committed suicide, let alone abetment on my part. If this is conclusion arrived at after 4+ yrs of investigation”.
Highlighting on the hearing in Delhi High Court months ago, Mr Tharoor said “It does not speak well of the methods or motivations of the Delhi Police. In oct 17, the Law Officer made a statement in the Delhi High Court that they have not found anything against anyone and now in 6 months they say that I have abetted a suicide. unbelievable!”.
Sunanda Pushkar finally got justice after dealth. Beloved Husband got charges under murder case. Justice delayed but not denied. @ShashiTharoor Sir, Karma never forgets it's way.
— Shubham Hundet (@Shubhamhundet) May 14, 2018
Within minutes, even the Congress party jumped in to save its MP as it spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala said “There can be no more falsehood charge against Shashi Tharoor. The Delhi Police is seeking revenge on him. There was no suicide note. Is there a statement of any other witness?”. He added, “The Delhi police is being used as a tool to subvert the political agenda of BJP to malign Shashi Tharoor and Congress leader”.