Delhi Riots: Tahir Hussain, Accused In Ankit Sharma Murder, To Surrender In Court (Photo Credit: File Photo)
Tahir Hussain, accused in the murder of IB personnel Ankit Sharma during the violence in Northeast Delhi, was arrested by Delhi Police on Thursday. Tahir Hussain was arrested while attempting to surrender in the Rouse Avenue Court. He had moved a surrender plea before Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (ACMM) Vishal Pahuja through his lawyer Mukesh Kalia, according to ANI. However, the court rejected the plea sying the matter was not in its jurisdiction.
Ankit Sharma, whose body was found in a drain near his home in Jaffrabad, was allegedly attacked by a mob and stabbed to death on his way home during the violence that erupted in the region on Ferbruary 24. The post-mortem report indicated multiple stab wounds across his body. His family had accused Hussain and his supporters of killing Sharma.
The suspended Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) councillor has been absconding since being booked in the murder case.
Hussain has denied the allegations and said his family and he "went to a safe place in the presence of police on 24th" and never returned home after that. Delhi Police Commissioner SN Shrivastava has said that the police were taking appropriate legal action against Hussain and would soon present him before the law.
Meanwhile, Hussian has also been booked in an attempt to murder case during the violence. According to sources, the new case has been lodged in the Khazuri Khas police station. The complainant, who received a bullet injury during the Delhi violence, has said in the FIR that Hussain was among the rioters who opened fire at him.
(With Agency Inputs)