Sunanda Pushkar case: Swamy moves HC for SIT probe

SansadTV Bureau

sunanda_pushkarBJP leader Subramanian Swamy moved the Delhi High Court to seek a court-monitored probe by a CBI-led Special Investigation Team into the death of Congress MP Shashi Tharoor’s wife, Sunanda Pushkar.

On Thursday Swamy alleged that “inordinate delay” was caused in the investigation “which is a blot on the justice system”.

He sought a court-monitored investigation by setting up of a multi-disciplinary SIT consisting of Intelligence Bureau, Enforcement Directorate, RAW, Delhi Police. He wants the team to be headed by the CBI.

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

“The case referred to in this petition is an extreme example of the slow motion of the criminal justice process and the extent to which it can be subverted by the rich and influential,” said the plea filed through advocate Ishkaran Singh Bhandari.

It said “the fact that influential political personalities and their henchmen are involved in this case presents an added dimension to the issue and raises questions on the efficacy of the existing systems and practices to counter the moves of such influential persons facing serious criminal charges.”

(With inputs from PTI)