SC asks Subramanian Swamy whether he has the locus to file a petition in Sunanda Pushkar case; Notice sent to Delhi Police

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The Hush Post: Following a plea submitted by BJP MP Subramanian Swamy on the death of the wife of Congress MP Shashi Tharoor, Sunanda Pushkar, the Supreme Court has issued a notice to the Delhi Police. Swamy had doubted the probe being conducted by the Delhi Police in his plea.  Sunanda Pushkar case:  SC sends notice to Delhi Police on Swamy's pleaPosting the matter for hearing after three weeks, a Division Bench of Justice Arun Mishra and Justice Amitava Roy asked Swamy to satisfy the court on the question of maintainability of his plea and to apprise it whether he has the locus to file a petition in the case.”We understand the merit but the question is of maintainability. You have to satisfy the court on categorical findings of the Delhi High Court,” the Bench said.

Swamy had approached the apex court in January against the Delhi High Court order that dismissed his plea. He had sought a court-monitored SIT probe into Sunanda Pushkar’s death.

On October 26 last year, the Delhi High Court had dismissed Swamy’s plea terming it as a “political interest litigation” rather than a public interest litigation.

In his petition before the High Court, Swamy had said there has been constant attempt to block the investigation and alleged that after the registration of an FIR, which took almost a year, the police investigations have led nowhere and no arrests were made.

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