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North-East Delhi Riots: Delhi Court Summons Former AAP Councilor Tahir Hussain And Other Co-Accused

Lawstreet Journal 25 Aug 2020 12:49am

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A Delhi Court on Friday summoned former AAP Councilor Tahir Hussain and nine other people co-accused in the murder of Intelligence Bureau (IB) officer Ankit Sharma, who was killed during the communal violence in north-east Delhi on February 25. The Hon’ble court noted that prima facie Hussain had provoked and instigated people to promote riots between Hindus and Muslims.

The court observed that Tahir Hussain had instigated the people by claiming that the Hindus had killed several Muslims and they should not let them go scot-free. "On his provocation/ instigation, the Muslims turned violent on February 24 and February 25 and started burning shops and pelting stones and petrol bombs houses belonging to Hindus situated in that locality...The uncontrolled mob turned into rioters and in process of rioting caught hold of Ankit Sharma and dragged him to Chand Bagh Pulia and attacked him using sharp and blunt objects/ weapons in a brutal manner and threw his body in the drain.", the court said.

Metropolitan Magistrate Purushottam Pathak noted that "Circumstances indicated that the riot took place in a planned manner resulted from a well-hatched conspiracy and it was abetted by the leader of the mob, accused Tahir Hussain". He also said that Hussain had facilitated the rooftop of his house and provided logistic support to the rioters. Moreover, there is enough evidence to take cognizance against Hussain and others for leading the mob. 

The court was however informed that the police have not yet obtained sanction against Hussain and other co-accused in the… Continue Reading...

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