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Shashi Tharoor appears before Delhi court as accused in wife Sunanda Pushkar’s death case

The Patiala house court said Congress leader Shashi Tharoor, who represents Thiruvananthapuram in Parliament, need not appeal for formal bail as another court had given him anticipatory bail.

india Updated: Jul 07, 2018 11:27 IST
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Member of Parliament from Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala Shashi Tharoor leaves after attending the Parliament's monsoon session at Parliament House in New Delhi, India on Wednesday, July 22, 2015 (Sonu Mehta/HT Photo)

Congress leader Shashi Tharoor was on Saturday granted regular bail by a Delhi court in his wife Sunanda Pushkar’s death case.

The Thiruvananthapuram MP, who was summoned as an accused in the case, appeared before the court and informed it that he had already been granted anticipatory bail by a sessions court on July 5.

Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Samar Vishal then directed him to furnish a bail bond of Rs 1 lakh and one surety of like amount as directed by the sessions court and converted the interim relief to regular bail.

Tharoor had moved the sessions court for anticipatory bail apprehending arrest.

Pushkar was found dead in a suite of a luxury hotel in the city on the night of January 17, 2014. The couple was staying in the hotel, as the official bungalow of Shashi Tharoor was undergoing renovations at that time.

First Published: Jul 07, 2018 10:25 IST