New Delhi: A Delhi court on Monday remanded suspended AAP councilor Tahir Hussain to four-day police custody. He has been arrested in connection with the murder of IB staffer Ankit Sharma.
He was presented before Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Pawan Singh Rajawat, who allowed the Delhi Police to quiz him in Sharma’s murder case.
The court said police custody is required to unearth the conspiracy of the reasons which led to the riots, resulting in a massive loss of life and property.
The Delhi Police moved an application seeking his custody in the case sought after interrogating him for an hour inside the court premise.
The police told the court that Hussain’s custody was required to unearth the conspiracy, confront him with other accused named Salman and find other people involved in the murder of Sharma. The police also told the court that crime was allegedly done on Hussain’s behest.
Hussain’s counsel opposed the police custody, saying that he has already been “thoroughly” interrogated and his custody cannot be sought merely to confront him with other accused.
Earlier, Hussain was questioned in connection with the violence in the national capital’s northeast area.
On Friday, the Delhi court had remanded another accused – Salman – to four days police custody in connection with the murder of Ankit Sharma.
The police have told the court that Salman will be confronted with Hussain in the matter and his custody is required to “thoroughly interrogate” the accused and recover the weapon used during the crime.
Hussain has been named in the FIR lodged over the alleged killing of Sharma whose body was recovered from a drain in Chand Bagh on February 26.
The deceased’s father, Ravinder Kumar, on whose complaint the FIR was lodged, named the AAP leader as an accused.
He has alleged that Hussain, whose office is located near Chand Bagh Pulia, gathered men who were pelting stones and hurled petrol bombs during the violence which led to tension and fear among local residents.
At least, 53 people including Ankit and Head Constable Rattan Lal were killed in the violence that rattled the national capital.