Delhi Police Arrests Ex-AAP Councillor Tahir Hussain As Court Rejects Surrender Plea

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A Delhi Court on Thursday rejected the anticipatory bail plea of expelled AAP Councillor Tahir Hussain. Soon after, the Delhi Police arrested him

Written By Navashree Nandini | Mumbai | Updated On:
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A Delhi Court on Thursday has rejected the anticipatory bail plea of expelled AAP Councillor Tahir Hussain who was linked to the death of an IB officer killed in Delhi riots. He was then arrested by the Delhi Police. Hussian was booked under Section 302 of the Indian Penal Code for the murder of the IB Officer. Earlier, he had surrendered before the court, however, the Court dismissed Hussain's surrender plea in the murder case of IB officer Ankit Sharma, stating that it is outside its jurisdiction. 

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FIR filed against Tahir Hussain

Hussian has been booked under Section 302 of the Indian Penal Code for the murder of the IB Officer. This is one of the 48 cases that is being probed by the two SITs constituted by the Delhi Police Crime Branch. As per reports, the complaint was lodged at Dayalpur Police Station by deceased Ankit Sharma's father Ravinder Kumar.

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Tahir Hussain suspended from AAP

On February 27, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) suspended Councillor Tahir Hussain from the primary membership of the party, pending the police investigation in his suspected role in the Delhi violence, in which 42 people have died as per the latest count. A look through his factory in Delhi had revealed remains of what were unmistakably rioting materials. 

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IB Officer's family alleges murder-link with Tahir Hussain

On February 26, the family of martyred IB Officer Ankit Sharma had alleged that AAP leader Tahir Hussain was behind the attack on the officer, adding that Hussain had housed multiple goons at his place. They also alleged that Hussain is in possession of guns, petrol bombs, and swords and that Sharma was allegedly murdered in Chand Bagh by 'outsider goons' brought by Hussain. Delhi Police had later conducted raids at Hussain's residence and factory and confirmed the presence of petrol bombs and stones. 

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