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Shashi Tharoor Accuses Ex-AIIMS Forensic Chief Of Concealing Sunanda Pushkar's Post-Mortem Report

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| March 7 , 2019 , 20:06 IST

Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Thursday told a Delhi court that former AIIMS forensic chief Sudhir Gupta concealed the post-mortem report of his wife Sunanda Pushkar, who was found dead in a suite of a luxury hotel in the city on the night of January 17, 2014.

Tharoor's lawyer, Vikas Pahwa cited the prosecution report and told Special Judge Arun Bhardwaj, "Original documents are with Dr. Sudhir Gupta who no longer works with AIIMS. Those documents should not be with him. How can he carry documents wherever he goes?"

"Those documents need to be filed in court. It is deliberately concealed. Gupta, who has retired already, is going and flashing documents in media.",he added.

He claimed that "Each and every document on which the reliance is placed should be given."

Appearing for Delhi Police, Special Public Prosecutor opposed the submissions, saying “26 adjournments were taken during 8 months 18 days, between the filing of charge sheet and the committal of the case to the special court”.

The court has slated the next hearing for March 15 when it will pronounce order on the Congress leader’s plea seeking access to the documents.

Tharoor, former Union minister, has been charged under sections 498-A (husband or his relative subjecting a woman to cruelty) and 306 of the IPC but has not been arrested in the case.

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Tharoor, meanwhile, was granted exemption from personal appearance by the court for the day.