AAP leader Tahir Hussain has emerged as one of the key figures in the Northeast Delhi riots which have claimed that lives of 38, including two security personnel – Rattan Lal and Ankit Sharma.
Hussain who is an AAP councillor from Nehru Vihar came into the picture following the gruesome killing of Intelligence Bureau (IB) official Ankit Sharma in Delhi’s Chand Bagh area.
Ankit, as per the postmortem report was stabbed 400 times. His body was later thrown into a drain. Ankit had reportedly attempted to save civilians from a rioting mob on the fateful night of 25 February and in the process identified himself as an IB officer.
A forensic team has now reached Hussain’s house and is probing his role in the riots.
Tahir Hussain’s Alleged Role In The Murder And Riots
Soon after the news of Ankit’s murder broke, his family including his father and brother accused Hussain of involvement in the murder.
“Tahir Hussain the AAP councilor is behind the murder of my brother. Anti CAA protestors took my brother and three others to the building which belongs to Tahir Hussain”, Ankit’s brother was quoted as saying.
His father subsequently followed it up with a police complaint, as a result of which Hussain has been booked on charges of kidnapping and murder. His factory in Khajoori Khaas has also been sealed by the police.
The matters worsened for Hussain when reports emerged of a violent mob pelting stones and petrol bombs from the rooftop of his home.
+ This is a video shared by a local resident. The house on the left belongs to Hussain. One can see mob on its rooftop throwing stones and petrol bombs all over pic.twitter.com/9uDBEZBXOn— Rahul Pandita (@rahulpandita) February 26, 2020