Manoj Tiwari was reacting to Arvind Kejriwal's statement saying if an AAP member is guilty in Delhi violence they should be given double the punishment (Photo Credit: Composite Image)
Delhi BJP president Manoj Tiwari has attacked the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) over the alleged role of the ruling party’s councillor Mohammad Tahir Hussain in the death of an Intelligence Bureau officer and the violence in the Chand Bagh area of North East Delhi. Without taking Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal's name, Manoj Tiwari said that not only Hussain but his 'bosses' should also be punished. Tiwari was reacting to Kejriwal's statement saying if an AAP member is guilty in Delhi violence they should be given double the punishment.
AAP has suspended its councillor Tahir Hussain from the primary membership of the party till the police probe is complete, party sources said. Petrol bombs, stones and bricks were found on the rooftop of Hussain's house on Thursday.
"Double punishment means now Tahir as well as his boss should be punished severely... accused and plotters in this case should be given death penalty in fixed time frame.. Stabbing an IB officer 400 times with a knife?? How much low has religious intolerance made you act..." Manoj Tiwari wrote in Hindi quote tweeting Kejriwal's statement.
Earlier, Arvind Kejriwal has said that no rioter, whichever party they belong to, should be spared.
The BJP has been trying to corner the AAP on Tahir Hussain's alleged role in the violence. On Thursday, Tiwari had alleged that the recovery of petrol bombs, bags of stones, acid pouches and other items from Hussain's house have exposed a "well planned conspiracy" behind the riots.
"The AAP councillor had made advance preparations for violence in Delhi, but the AAP is trying to cover it up. The double standard of the AAP is exposed before the people," Tiwari alleged.
Meanwhile, Hussain has denied any involvement in the violence including the killing the IB staffer. He had called for an impartial probe into the incident.
Hussain, said, "I worked to stop violence, I'm innocent. I stopped people from climbing up my building. On February 24, police conducted a search of my building and moved us out from there. Later, we shifted to a safe location. Till 4 pm on February 25, police were present in the building."
The family of Sharma, who was found dead in a drain near his home in Chand Bagh area, has accused Hussain of being behind the killing. On the complaint of Ankit's father, the police have registered an FIR against Hussain.
The violence in parts of northeast Delhi in the past few days, has so far led to the deaths of dozens of people and injuries to over 200, besides widespread damage to private property, including vehicles, houses and shops. The death toll in Delhi's worst riots in more than three decades climbed to 39 on Thursday as the violence ebbed but did not subside completely. Communal clashes had broken out in northeast Delhi four days ago after violence between anti- and pro-Citizenship (Amendment) Act groups spiralled out of control. Frenzied mobs torched houses, shops, vehicles, a petrol pump and pelted stones at local residents and police personnel.
(With PTI Inputs)