Shashi Tharoor, the Congress MP who was freed of all charges in connection with the murder of his wife Sunanda Pushkar by a Delhi court on Wednesday, said he patiently survived unsubstantiated acquisitions and media vilification because of his faith in the courts.
Tharoor said in a statement that Judge Geetanjali Goel’s orders “discharging me from the charges levied by the Delhi Police, which I have consistently described as preposterous”, and that “This brings a significant conclusion to the long nightmare which had enveloped me after the tragic passing of my late wife Sunanda. I have weathered dozens of unfounded acquisitions and media vilification patiently, sustained by my faith in the Indian judiciary, which today stands vindicated”.
“In our justice system, the process is all too often the punishment. Nonetheless, the fact that justice has been done, at last, will allow all of us in the family to mourn Sunanda in peace”. He also expressed gratitude to his advocates, particularly Vikas Pahwa and Gaurav Gupta.
The court judgement is a resounding victory for Tharoor, who has endured years of suffering. Despite the tormenting police charges and court trials, Tharoor showed remarkable grit and determination by winning two more Lok Sabha elections from Thiruvananthapuram and authoring numerous books, in addition to demonstrating his active participation in Parliament and politics against the RSS-BJP and within the Congress.