Sunanda death case: Shashi Tharoor granted anticipatory bail

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New Delhi: In a major relief for Congress leader Shashi Tharoor, Delhi’s Patiala House court on Thursday granted him anticipatory bail in the case of his wife Sunanda Pushkar’s death.

Tharoor was scheduled to appear before the court on July 7 to stand trial in the death case of his wife in which he was named as an accused. The court had last month said there were sufficient grounds to proceed against him on charges of cruelty and abetting suicide of his wife Sunanda.

The court while granting anticipatory bail ruled that Tharoor can’t fly abroad without its permission. The court has also directed him to submit Rs 1 lakh as surety.

Sunanda Pushkar, 51, was found dead in her suite at a five-star hotel in Delhi on January 17, 2014, two days after accusing her husband on social media of having an affair with a Pakistani journalist.

On June 5, a Delhi court had asked the Congress MP to appear before it on the basis of the charge sheet filed by police in Sunanda Pushkar death case. Two days back, Tharoor filed for anticipatory bail.

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