Tharoor moves Delhi Court to prevent chargesheet from being made public

Congress bellwether Shashi Tharoor on Saturday filed an application afore the Patiala House Court to restrain the Delhi police from supplying the replica of the chargesheet to any third person or stranger, in connection with the case of his wife Sunanda Pushkar’s death.

In his petition, Tharoor verbally expressed he wanted a “fair tribulation“.

He further claimed that there has been “misreporting” and “spreading of mendacious information” regarding him and alleged that it would subvert the licit process.

After Tharoor’s plea, the Delhi Court issued a notice to the police.

Senior Advocate, Vikas Pahwa, counsel for Tharoor verbally expressed, “We filed a fresh application on behalf of Tharoor afore Supplemental Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (ACMM) Samar Vishal today seeking exigent directions submitting that there is a widespread dissemination of mendacious information in public which is affecting his constitutional right to Fair Tribulation, Right to Privacy and Right to remain silent.”

“The ACMM has issued a notice to Delhi police and in the meantime restrained them from supplying, disclosing, sharing the chargesheet and fortifying documents to any third person or a stranger without the sanction of the court. The court has verbally expressed that the uninformed and notionally theoretical pre-tribulation publicity of the case shall present an unmanageable threat to these consequential rights,” he integrated.

On May 14, the Delhi Police had filed a charge sheet in the court, in which it denominated Tharoor as an inculpated, under sections 306 (Abetment of suicide) and 498A (Husband or relative of husband of a woman subjecting her to cruelty) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

Tharoor, however, had dismissed the chargesheet filed as “preposterous“.

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