Shashi Tharoor acquitted of all offences

New Delhi, August 18 (KMS): In India, in a big relief for Congress MP Shashi Tharoor, a Delhi court has discharged him in his wife Sunanda Pushkar’s death case.

Special judge Geetanjali Goel said, “The accused is discharged”. The order was pronounced in presence of Tharoor, senior advocate Vikas Pahwa, appearing on behalf of Tharoor, and additional public prosecutor Atul Shrivastava.

Tharoor, who attended the court proceedings virtually, thanked the court for discharging him of all offences. He said, “It had been seven and half years and it was a torture. I’m so grateful.”

The order in the matter has been deferred several times earlier. On July 27, the prosecution had submitted that it wanted to bring on record and rely upon a recent judgment on the aspect of a “prima facie” case at the time of framing of charges. Goel had directed for the judgment to be placed on record and its copy to be supplied to Tharoor’s counsel. However, the court clarified, “I will not be entertaining any more applications”.