AAP Leader Accused In Killing Of IB Officer, 26, Defends Himself In Video

Publish On: 27 Feb, 2020 12:16 PM | Updated   |   Sj Desk  

NEW DELHI: After being accused by the family members of a 26-year-old Intelligence Bureau (IB) officer of plotting his death, AAP leader Tahir Hussain released a video pleading his innocence. 

Hussain was accused of plotting IB staffer Ankit Sharma's death by a stone-pelting mob during the disturbing violence that broke out in the national capital. 

Ankur, Sharma's brother said, “The mob that snatched and killed my brother was operating from Hussain’s house. A mob was pelting stones from the terrace of that building."

The body of Sharma, who worked as a security assistant was fished out of a clogged drain in Chand Bagh, where he lived. According to his brother, he left for work around 8 am on Tuesday and returned home around 4.30 pm. “He had gone out to see what was happening when Hussain’s men caught him."

“Ankit went at the site (Chand Bagh) where stone-pelting was taking place. Around 15-20 people came from Tahir’s building and dragged 5-6 people inside the building. They also fired at other people who tried to save those taken inside the building,” his father Ravinder Kumar told news agency ANI. 

The family is inconsolable at the loss of their young son. 

Tahir Hussain denied any involvement in the killing of Anit Sharma and said, “I have come to know from TV 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. There should be an impartial probe into the incident and action should be taken against whoever is found guilty. It is wrong to target me. I and my family have nothing to do with it."

Ankit Lal, who is the party's social media head shared Hussain’s video on Twitter. 

Around 10 pm, the IB officials's family started to go to police stations and hospitals in search of him. On Wednesday morning, his body was located after some women told authorities that a mob had dumped some bodies in the drain and then rolled cement-laden sacks on it to drown them.