The Delhi Police on Monday arrested suspended Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) councillor, Tahir Hussain, from a court in Delhi in connection with the brutal murder of IB sleuth Ankit Sharma during the recent anti-Hindu riots in northeast Delhi. He has been sent to 4-day police custody.
Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Pawan Singh Rajawat sent the AAP leader for interrogation after police sought his custody for five days. The court, while granting four-day police custody, said: “I find force in the submissions of the IO that to unearth the conspiracy which led to the riots and massive loss of life and property, police remand is required.”
The Delhi police on Monday told the court, that they required Hussain’s custody to “unearth the conspiracy behind the riots which led to the murder of Ankit Sharma and identify other members from the mob”.
Hussain’s lawyers had opposed the police demand, stating that identifying the other accused and recording Hussain’s confession could not be a ground for remand. The Delhi police had filed a case against the AAP leader under Section 302(a) for murder, in the Dayalpur police station of Delhi.
The role of Aam Aadmi Party leader Tahir Hussain in the brutal murder of Intelligence Bureau(IB) employee Ankit Sharma and also inciting riots in the Delhi has now been under scanner.
The dead body of an Intelligence Bureau constable was recovered from a drain in North East Delhi amidst anti-Hindu riots in the national capital. Ankit Sharma, who lived in Chand Bagh, was returning home on Tuesday evening when he was allegedly attacked by a violent mob on the Chand Bagh bridge and beaten to death. The Muslim mob had thrown his body into a drain.
The family of the deceased Ankit Sharma had accused AAP leader Tahir Hussain and his Muslim mob of dragging their son and brutally murdering him.
A day after Sharma’s family alleged his role in the riots and his murder, many crates of petrol bombs and stones have been found on the rooftop of the AAP leader.
Addition to that, in the anti-Hindu riots that erupted in North East Delhi earlier this week, AAP leader Tahir Hussain has emerged as one of the main perpetrators. Many videos have emerged which show hundreds of people throwing stones, petrol bombs from the roof of his building. Other videos show Tahir Hussain allegedly himself supervising the stone and petrol bomb pelting from his building, with a lathi in his hand.