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Chargesheet preposterous, intend to contest it: Tharoor

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

today termed the charge sheet accusing him of abetting the suicide of his wife "preposterous" and said he intends to contest it "vigorously".

is the only person who has been named as an accused in the case. The police in its charge sheet, which runs into around 3,000 pages, has also alleged that had subjected his wife to cruelty.

"I have taken note of the filing of this preposterous charge sheet &intend to contest it vigorously. No one who knew Sunanda believes she would ever have committed suicide, let alone abetment on my part," he tweeted.

"It does not speak well of the methods or motivations of the In oct 17, the made a statement in the DelhiHighCourt that they have not found anything against anyone & now in 6 months they say that I have abetted a suicide. unbelievable!," Tharoor added.

The police filed the charge sheet in the case before Dharmendra Singh, who will consider it on May 24.

It also urged the court to summon Tharoor as an accused.

was found dead in a luxury hotel room here on the night of January 17, 2014.

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First Published: Mon, May 14 2018. 16:45 IST