Delhi violence: Forensic team, crime branch reach AAP councillor Tahir Hussain's house
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Delhi violence: Forensic team, crime branch reach AAP councillor Tahir Hussain’s house


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The Delhi Police has already booked Tahir Hussain for murder based on a complaint filed by family members of an Intelligence Bureau (IB) staffer who was killed in the riots. His family has accused Tahir Hussain of his murder.

forensic team and a team of the crime branch of the Delhi Police have reached the house of suspended Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) councillor Tahir Hussain to probe his role in the riots that broke out in North East Delhi this week.

The Delhi Police has already booked Tahir Hussain for murder based on a complaint filed by family members of an Intelligence Bureau (IB) staffer who was killed in the riots. His family has accused Tahir Hussain of his murder.

The complaint was given by the victim’s father, following which a case was registered under sections 365 and 302 of the Indian Penal Code.

The IB staffer was found dead in a drain near Tahir Hussain’s home in northeast Delhi’s riot-hit Chand Bagh area.

Tahir Hussain is in the eye of a major controversy because of a viral video that shows tens of people on his rooftop hurling stones and petrol bombs during the riots. Tahir Hussain has however claimed innocence saying he called the police for help as people forcefully started entering his house.

Meanwhile, the AAP has suspended Tahir Hussain from the party’s primary membership till the police investigation is complete.

“I came to know from news 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,” Tahir Hussain was quoted as saying by news agency PTI.

Petrol bombs, stones and bricks were found on the rooftop of Tahir Hussain’s house on Thursday.

Hussain, however, 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.”

(With inputs from agencies)