IB Staffer's Death: Murder Case Filed Against AAP Councillor

28 February 2020


New Delhi: The Delhi Police has registered a murder case against AAP Councillor Tahir Hussain in the killing of IB staffer Ankit Sharma, sources said on Thursday.

The case has been registered on the basis of a complaint given by Sharma's father and Hussain has been booked under section 302 (Murder) among other sections of the Indian Penal Code.

Sharma's body was recovered on Wednesday from a sewer in Jafarabad and the autopsy report on Thursday said that he was brutally stabbed to death. His family has alleged Hussain's supporters brutally assaulted Sharma and killed him.

People in the neighbourhood have alleged that the AAP leader played an active role in the riots that engulfed the area since Sunday.

Also the house of Hussain, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) municipal councillor from Nehru Vihar, in Chand Bagh still has a number of petrol bomb bottles, acid pouches, and stones scattered on the rooftop and inside.

Hussain's house has come under the scanner after a number of videos on social media showed over 100 to 150 people pelting stones, throwing petrol bombs and acid on Monday and Tuesday afternoon.