New Delhi, Jan 20: Congress MP Shashi Tharoor was "cooperative" during questioning in connection with the death of his wife Sunanda Pushkar, Delhi Police Chief B S Bassi said today and hinted that more people will be called in connection with the probe.
"He (Tharoor) was cooperative. We will now analyse and take a call. If further questioning is required, when we examine someone it is an open-ended question... The process is still continuing. Some more people will be called," the police commissioner said.
"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," Swamy was quoted as saying in an ANI report.
"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 B.S. Bassi had said that things will be analyzed and further necessary action will be taken after Tharoor's statement is analyzed.
A case of murder was registered on January 6, 2015 and the police had said that based on available evidence, Sunanda Pushkar was poisoned.
Sunanda was found dead in her suite at Leela Palace hotel on January 17 last year, a day after she was involved in a spat with Mehr Tarar on micro-blogging website twitter over the latter's alleged affair with Tharoor.
(With inputs from agencies)