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IB staffer murder: Tahir in custody

IB staffer murder: Tahir in custody
Tahir Hussain (C) leaves from Sunlight Police Station to produce at Karkardooma Court, in New Delhi, Friday.
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) | Publish Date: 3/6/2020 11:55:30 AM IST

A court here on Friday sent suspended Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) councillor Tahir Hussain to seven days police custody in connection with the recent violence in Delhi’s northeast area and killing of an Intelligence Bureau (IB) staffer.

He was produced at the residence of Metropolitan Magistrate Rakesh Kumar Rampuri, a day after his arrest. During the course of proceedings, the police sought his custody, which was allowed by the judge.

Hussain was arrested by the Delhi Police on Thursday after a special court rejected his application seeking relief.

The councillor is in the eye of a major controversy for his alleged involvement in the recent violence in northeast Delhi and the killing of IB staffer, Ankit Sharma, whose body was recovered from a drain near his house.

The police had registered a case against him on a complaint filed by deceased IB staffer’s father.

Hussain, who was absconding, moved an application before the Rouse Avenue Court, contending that he was willing to join the investigation and wanted to surrender in the case.

Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Vishal Pahuja, however, rejected the application saying that it has no jurisdiction to entertain it.

On anticipation of being arrested after the case was lodged, Hussain had earlier moved an application seeking anticipatory bail. The application has now turned infructuous as he has already been arrested.

Manoj Tiwari meets slain IB staffer’s family

Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari along with other BJP leaders on Friday visited the family members of slain Intelligence Bureau employee Ankit Sharma whose body was found in northeast Delhi’s Chandbagh area during the recent anti-CAA violence. Tiwari expressed his condolences at the death of Sharma who is believed to have been stabbed 400 times and thrown into a drain nearby from where his body was recovered. Earlier on Thursday, Tiwari said that the BJP will “take care” of the riot-affected. BJP has formed a probe and rehabilitation team. He also said that the needy will be provided all kind of rations in this hour of need. Delhi witnessed massive anti-CAA violence in its northeast district from February 23 that has left 53 people dead so far, including a police jawan and the IB staffer.

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