AAP councillor Tahir Hussain charged for the Ankit Sharma case and is suspended by the party from his primary membership until proven not guilty.
Aam Admi Party's (AAP) Nehru Vihar councillor, Tahir Hussain has been charged with murder by the Delhi Police in the Ankit Sharma case following which the party has suspended him from the party's primary membership until his name is cleared or the allegations. Ankit Sharma was stabbed to death on his way home by a mob and his body was recovered in a drain near his home on Tuesday. Hussain came under the radar after a video surfaced on the internet that showed a terrace of a building stocked with stones and petrol bombs. The building belongs to Hussain and people were seen throwing stones and bombs from the terrace during the riots. Hussain, however, said that he was the target and not the accused here. Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal had made a statement earlier stating that strict actions will be taken against any suspect causing the violence.
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Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) suspends Councilor Tahir Hussain from the primary membership of the party. (file pic) pic.twitter.com/q4gtTpvVwW— ANI (@ANI) February 27, 2020
Delhi violence: FIR registered under section 302 IPC (Punishment for murder) at Dayalpur police station, AAP Councilor Tahir Hussain named in the 'Details' section of the FIR. pic.twitter.com/pLQyFyKxeo— ANI (@ANI) February 27, 2020
The action against Tahir Hussain came hours after Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal said no one, irrespective of their party allegiance, involved in the violence in the national capital should be spared.https://t.co/xIZMMe2Wdk— News18 (@CNNnews18) February 28, 2020
A day after the body of Intelligence Bureau officer #AnkitSharma’s family blamed AAP leader #Tahir Hussain for the youth’s death, the Delhi police registered a case of murder and rioting against Mr. Hussain.#DelhiViolence https://t.co/5spX3dWPL4— The Hindu (@the_hindu) February 28, 2020