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Delhi HC to hear PIL on Sunanda death case probe on February 4

Delhi HC to hear PIL on Sunanda death case probe on February 4

india Updated: Jan 28, 2015 21:34 IST
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Delhi High Court on Wednesday fixed February 4 for hearing a plea seeking its intervention in the ongoing probe into the death of Congress MP Shashi Tharoor's wife Sunanda Pushkar.

A bench of Justice B D Ahmed and Justice Sanjeev Sachdeva meanwhile declined the request of NGO Anti-Corruption Front to hear the plea today, saying there was no urgency.

"There is no such urgency as asked by you and the police is already investigating the case. The court concerned will hear it on February 4," the bench said after the counsel for the NGO urged for an urgent hearing.

Additional Solicitor General Sanjay Jain, appearing for the union home ministry, opposed the petition and said that the police was already investigating the case and the probe was continuing.

"This kind of petition will send a wrong message, so it be dismissed," the government counsel said. The PIL alleged that the investigating agency was biased in probing the case and hence there was no positive or constructive development in the matter and in such a situation, there was reason for the court to intervene.

First Published: Jan 28, 2015 21:32 IST