Sunanda Murder: HC directs Delhi Police to submit the probe Status Report in 3 Days

Delhi HC demands the Status report be submitted by Delhi Police in 3 days

Delhi HC demands the Status report be submitted by Delhi Police in 3 days
Sunanda Pushkar murder status report

In a big development, Delhi High Court directed Delhi Police to submit the Status Report on Sunanda Murder in three days. Delhi Police also said that they have no objection to a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe in this regard, reacting to the interventions by BJP leader Subramanian Swamy during the arguments. Unlike in other cases, Status Report will have to be filed before the Registry and it would be open to petitioners Subramanian Swamy and Advocate Ishkaran Bhandari.

The next hearing the case is on August 1 and the Bench is expected to analyze the Status Report of Delhi Police to take the mysterious murder of Sunanda to its logical conclusion.

On many occasions, the Bench comprising of Justice GS Sistani and Justice Chander Shekhar expressed dissatisfaction during the arguments of the delayed probe in the mysterious death of Sunanda, wife of Congress leader Shashi Tharoor.

Swamy pointed out several faults and wrongdoings in the Delhi Police probe by the probe team lead by then Joint Commissioner Vivek Gogia. Swamy pointed out that the current leadership of Delhi Police had initiated Vigilance Probe on the evidence destruction happened during the time of the murder in January 2014. He asked many times about the status of Vigilance Probe and pointed out that a very senior officer returned Sunanda’s mobile phones within 24 hours to husband Tharoor at his residence. Swamy was seen reminding the Bench to seek the Vigilance Report on the evidence destruction also.

Detailing a complete list of botch-ups and evidence destruction by the team headed by the controversial Joint Commissioner Vivek Gogia, Swamy pointed out that at one point Delhi Police Economic Offences Wings (EOW) said that the IPL related betting rackets and Money Laundering issues were also connected with Sunanda murder. He said that the Enforcement Directorate would also be part of the CBI headed Special Investigation Team (SIT). “I have no objection for Delhi Police also becoming part of the SIT as the current leadership of Delhi Police is doing very good work and have many honest officers,” said Swamy raking up the hush-up in the probe done during the Congress regime.

The next hearing the case is on August 1 and the Bench is expected to analyze the Status Report of Delhi Police to take the mysterious murder of Sunanda to its logical conclusion.

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