Delhi Violence: AAP's Amanatullah Khan Backs Tahir Hussain, Accuses BJP Of Implicating Him

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After Tahir Hussain was named in an FIR in connection with the Delhi riots, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Amanatullah Khan jumped in to defend him

Written By Ananya Varma | Mumbai | Updated On:
Delhi violence

After Tahir Hussain was named in an FIR in connection with the Delhi riots, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Amanatullah Khan jumped in to defend his party member calling him 'innocent.' Amanatullah Khan also went on to allege that this was being done by the BJP to malign the AAP. 

On Thursday, Delhi Police sources reported that Tahir Hussain was named in a murder FIR under Section 302 of the Indian Penal Code. This comes a day after AAP Councillor Tahir Hussain was accused of being involved in the murder of IB officer Ankit Sharma by the latter's family. 

Read: AAP suspends Councillor Tahir Hussain for suspected role in Delhi violence

"Tahir Hussain is innocent. BJP in an attempt to save their politicians and to malign the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is trying put a false case on Tahir Hussain," read Amanatullah Khan's tweet translated from Hindi.  

Read: AAP neta Tahir Hussain named in FIR of IB officer Ankit Sharma's murder, under Section 302

Tahir Khan suspended from AAP

On Thursday, 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 38 people have died as per the latest count. A look through his factory in Delhi had revealed remains of what were unmistakably riot materials.  

Read: AAP's Tahir Hussain refutes allegations against him, says his life was in 'danger'

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