New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy on Tuesday said police should move slowly and carefully in the high profile case of former union minister Shashi Tharoor's wife Sunanda Pushkar's death case.
"When the UPA was there, they were not allowed to question Tharoor. There was a lot of pressure and there were a few police officers who complied with the ruling party. But, ever since November, the police have moved into action. This is a high profile case with so many interests involved. The IPL matter is also tagged with this. So, I think the police have to move slowly and carefully. Most importantly, find out why Mr Tharoor lied earlier and what is the truth," said Swamy.
"This was already known that she has been murdered. Now we know that the last person to see her was Mr Tharoor. And that she had told press people that she was going to expose IPL. The truth is practically known, the question is who is the killer and who did Shashi Tharoor assist in killing. And then I think Shashi Tharoor needs to be taken into custody," he added.
Earlier in the day, Delhi Police Commissioner BS Bassi had said that further necessary action will be taken after Tharoor's statement is analysed.
Tharoor was interrogated at the Vasant Vihar police station in South Delhi last evening. According to media reports, he was asked over 50 questions by a team of four officers in the first of three likely rounds of interrogation.