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Delhi HC hears Tyagi’s plea seeking permission to travel abroad & SIT probe in Sunanda Pushkar’s death

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The Delhi High Court will continue to hear plea filed by former IAF chief S.P. Tyagi, a VVIP chopper scam accused, seeking judicial permission to travel abroad. Earlier, the court had stayed a trial court’s order which had allowed Tyagi to travel abroad.

Justice I. S. Mehta has clearly said that Tyagi is facing trial in the case and also getting special treatment, adding that he may tamper the ongoing probe. In December 2015, Tyagi was granted bail on Rs. two lakh security. Hearing the matter, the court directed Tyagi not to leave Delhi-NCR and not to tamper with evidence.

 

The Delhi High Court will today hear a plea filed by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy seeking a Special Investigation Team (SIT) probe into Sunanda Pushkar’s mysterious death.

Swamy on July 5 filed a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) in the Delhi High Court in the Sunanda Pushkar case, seeking a court monitored probe and re-investigation by the Delhi Police.

The petition filed by Swamy asserts that the Sunanda Pushkar’s case is “extreme example of the slow-motion of the criminal justice process and the extent to which it can be subverted by the rich and influential”.

The PIL in the case has sought setting up of a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) headed SIT to probe in a time bound manner under a court monitored mechanism under Article 226 of the Constitution of India, 1950, the murder case of the former in which inordinate delays have been caused.

51-year-old Pushkar was found dead at a suite in a five-star hotel in South Delhi on the night of January 17, 2014, a day after her spat with Pakistani journalist Mehr Tarar on Twitter over her alleged affair with Tharoor.

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