DHC dismissed Swamy PIL plea

Delhi High Court today dismissed BJP leader Subramanian Swamy’s plea seeking a court-monitored SIT probe into the death of Congress MP Shashi Tharoor’s wife Sunanda Pushkar.

The court said that from what was placed before the court, it was unable to be persuaded that the probe, being carried out by the SIT, is botched up or under the influence of any party.

A bench of Justices S Muralidhar and I S Mehta said the petition by Swamy cannot be entertained as a PIL. The court termed it as a textbook example of a political interest litigation. The court was also of the view that Swamy concealed information, based on which he had made allegations against Tharoor and Delhi Police.

Additional Solicitor General Sanjay Jain said that they do not subscribe to the views expressed by Swamy that the Congress leader continues to interfere in the investigation.

Pushkar was found dead under mysterious circumstances in a suite of a five-star hotel in Delhi on the night of 17th January, 2014.

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