BJP leader Subramanian Swamy today filed a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) in the Delhi High Court, demanding probe in Sunanda Pushkar’s mysterious death. The PIL seeks a court-monitored probe by a CBI-led Special Investigation Team. It may be recalled that Sunanda Pushkar was Congress MP Shashi Tharoor’s wife and her death continues to be a mystery. The PIL has been filed by advocate Ishkaran Singh Bhandari on behalf of Swamy. The PIL states that the case has been progressing extremely slowly and that with such a slow pace, it could be easily influenced by the rich and influential.
An excerpt from the petition reads, “The fact that influential political personalities and their henchmen are involved in this case presents an added dimension to the issue and raises questions on the efficacy of the existing systems and practices to counter the moves of such influential persons facing serious criminal charges”. Sunanda’s death was sudden and unnatural and it occurred when she was just 51 years of age. Her dead body was found in a five-star hotel suite in South Delhi on January 17, 2014. Forensic reports had indicated that she was poisoned.