The Supreme Court has sent a notice to Delhi Police, in response to Swami Subramaniam’s plea for a SIT probe in the case of Sunanda Pushkar’s death. Sunanda was the wife of Shashi Tharoor, who is the MP of Congress party. The bench of justices included Arun Mishra and A M Khanwilkar, and issued the notice to the police on Swamy’s plea, but have left the issue of the maintainability of the petition. “Keeping the question of maintainability open, let a notice be issued.” Sunanda had been found dead in her hotel room, in Delhi on the night of January 17, 2014.
According to Swamy, the police had botched the case, and accused Tharoor for interfering with the investigation. But the High court had told Swamy and his lawyer that they should refrain from making any statements relating to the case unless they have some evidence for their allegations. The court had also told him that he ought to have maintained his political affiliation, along with Tharoor’s because these facts were important in the case.
Sunanda’s mysterious death has been contention of controversy and speculations about the reasons. Some have said that it was a suicide, while others have spoken that she could’ve been murdered. Her room was also just recently opened, after it had been sealed by the police for the investigation and when the Hotel had objected about the imposed restriction.