NEW DELHI: Tahir Hussain, who is accused to have involvement in the murder of an Intelligence Bureau officer Ankit Sharma, has been arrested. Soon after his application to surrender and bail plea was rejected, the suspended Aam Aadmi Party councilor was arrested in a Delhi court.
Hussain has submitted an application to surrender regarding the FIR registered against him over having a hand in the recent Delhi violence and the murder of an IB officer. However, his application, as well as bail plea, was rejected and he was taken into custody by the Delhi Police's Crime Branch.
Ankit Sharma's family filed the FIR against the suspended AAP councilor accusing him of killing their 26-year-old son. Sharma's body was found in a Chand Bagh's drain near Tahir's house.
Before surrendering, Tahir told a TV channel that he had moved from the Chand Bagh area on February 24th, a day before the riots started in the northeast part f the national capital. He added, "My Allah knows I am not guilty."
Earlier, Delhi police said that Hussain along with his family is absconding and has switched off his mobile phone. The last location of his cell phone known to the officials was near the Delhi-Uttar Pradesh border.
After having four FIRs against him, the police searched his house and there, he was found absconding.
The Delhi violence has claimed at least 47 lives including the life of the IB staffer and a senior Delhi police constable Ratan Lal and has injured over 300 people. However, now things have been normalized in Jaffrabad, Maujpur, Babarpur, Chand Bagh, Shiv Vihar, Bhajan Pura, Yamuna Vihar and Mustafabad areas.
Besides, there have been huge damages to properties that includes personal as well as government items.