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HC pulled up Delhi police over Sunanda Pushkar death case

Last Modified Wednesday, 30 August 2017 (18:25 IST)
New Delhi: came under fire from the for delay in the probe into death of Congress MP Shashi Tharoor's wife Sunanda Pushkar. A division bench of Justices GS Sistani and Chandrashekhar gave the Delhi Police two weeks time to file a status report in the case. Delhi Police attributed the delay in the investigation to the time taken in the forensic findings.

The HC directive came while hearing a Public Interest Litigation seeking a court-monitored probe by a Central Bureau of Investigation-led Special Investigation Team into the death of Pushkar. Delhi Police, the court observed, had maintained a attitude in the investigation.

The bench said it would not be fair for them to monitor the probe, but that the court would certainly like to know the progress in the case. Additional Solicitor General (ASJ) Sanjay Jain had contended that there was no delay on the part of Delhi Police and the Court could check the reports, The High Court directed the ASG to check the progress in the case and inform it accordingly. (UNI)
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