Kolkata: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy on Saturday alleged that former union minister Shashi Tharoor knew about his wife Sunanda Pushkar's killer, and added that the Congress leader has been trying to cover up the case by telling lies.
"Mr Tharoor did not kill her, but Mr Tharoor knows who killed her and facilitated her killing. He told lies and tried to cover up, so he will also be sent to jail, but won't get capital punishment," Swamy told mediapersons.
"I think our police is now active, those elements that wanted to suppress the case are no more in power," he added.
According to reports, Delhi Police had earlier on Wednesday issued a legal notice to Shashi Tharoor asking him to join the murder probe of his wife Sunanda Pushkar at the earliest.
Pushkar, who married Tharoor in 2010, was found dead a year ago at a five-star hotel in Delhi after publicly accusing Tharoor of having an extra-marital affair with a Pakistani journalist.
Pushkar had checked into The Leela Hotel in Chanakyapuri a day before her death on January 17, 2014.