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Delhi Riots: FIR Filed Against AAP's Tahir Hussain, Charged With Murder

Earlier in the day, Hussain denied any involvement in the riots or the killing of Sharma whose family accused him of being behind the murder, claiming these are 'baseless accusations'.

Delhi Riots: FIR Filed Against AAP's Tahir Hussain, Charged With Murder
AAP leader Tahir Hussain. | ANI/Twitter
Delhi Riots: FIR Filed Against AAP's Tahir Hussain, Charged With Murder
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2020-02-27T21:12:33+05:30

Delhi Police on Thursday registered an FIR against Aam Aadmi Party Councilor Tahir Hussain under section 302 of IPC. Hussain has been charged with the murder of Intelligence Bureau (IB) staffer Ankit Sharma,  whose body was found in a drain near his home in northeast Delhi's riot-hit Chand Bagh area on Wednesday.

Earlier in the day, Hussain denied any involvement in the riots or the killing of Sharma whose family accused him of being behind the murder, claiming these are "baseless accusations".

He called for an impartial probe into the incident and said action should be taken against the guilty.

"It is wrong to target me. I and my family have nothing to do with it," Hussain said.

On Thursday, Petrol bombs, stones and bricks were found on the rooftop of Hussain's house.  

Defending himself, Hussain said, "I worked to stop violence, I'm innocent. I stopped people from climbing up my building. On February 24, police conducted a search of my building and moved us out from there. Later, we shifted to a safe location. Till 4 pm on February 25, police were present at the building".  

The AAP leader also demanded strict action against BJP’s Kapil Mishra for giving inflammatory speeches.

Ankit Sharma (26) had gone missing on Tuesday and his body was found in a drain near Hussain's home. His family members claimed that the local councillor and his associates were behind the killing but Hussain has rejected the allegations.

"I came to know from news reports that I am being blamed for the murder of a man. These are lies and baseless accusations. For our safety, my family and I had moved away from our home on Monday in police presence," he said.

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