The Supreme Court asked the BJP leader Subramanian Swamy, to satisfy it on the matter of maintainability of his petition, in which he is seeking an SIT probe in the death of Sunanda Pushkar, who was the wife of Congress MP Sashi Tharoor. “Before going into the merits, we need to be satisfied on maintainability (of the plea),” a bench, which included Justices Arun Mishra and Amitava Roy said to Swamy. Subramnian had appealed to the court against the rejection of High Court of his plea to have an SIT probe in the case of Sunanda’s death.
He has alleged, that it took one year to lodge an FIR in the case, and that autopsy reports suggested that Sunanda’s death was unnatural, while the FIR report states that it was done, so why has there been no action or movement in the case. The Supreme court asked him about the conclusion made by the police about the case, to which Swamy replied that the FIR report, which was based on the Autopsy report says that Sunanda died due to unnatural causes. “The police must have come to a conclusion by now. The question is of maintainability of the plea,” the bench replied. However, unswayed, Swamy said that the case was matter of public interest.
Subramanian Swany said that he had also been present during cases that involved Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister late J Jayalalithaa, when asked about Maintainability. The bench’s reply was simple, “In view of the findings by the Delhi High Court, we need to be satisfied on the aspect of maintainability.” Swamy has alleged in his petition that the police botched the case, and also said that Tharoor interfered with the proceedings, even though he is likely a suspect too.