Court allows Tharoor to travel abroad, has to deposit Rs 2 lakh

Delhi’s Patiala House Court has allowed Congress leader Shashi Tharoor, who is an accused in the death case of his wife Sunanda Pushkar, to travel abroad but only after he deposits Rs 2 lakh.

Earlier on July 5, the court had granted anticipatory bail to Tharoor but had restrained him from leaving the country without the court’s prior permission.

Pushkar was found dead in a suite of a luxury hotel in the city on the night of January 17, 2014.

In his plea for anticipatory bail, Tharoor had submitted that the charge sheet in the case was filed and the Special Investigation Team (SIT) had categorically stated that the probe was concluded and that his custodial interrogation was not required.

The court had summoned him as an accused in the case on June 5, asking him to appear before it on July 7 observing that there were sufficient grounds to proceed against him.

Tharoor has been charged under sections 498A (husband or his relative subjecting a woman to cruelty) and 306 (abetment of suicide) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), but has not been arrested in the case.

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