New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Sanjay Singh on Thursday defended party councillor, Tahir Hussain, over accusations that he was involved in the killing of Intelligence Bureau Officer Ankit Sharma, whose body was recovered from a drain in the national capital’s Chand Bagh area on Wednesday. However, Singh maintained that if Tahir Hussain is found guilty, then action would be taken on behalf of his party. Also Read - Delhi Violence: MEA Responds to USCIRF Statement, Calls it 'Factually Inaccurate And Misleading'
“From the very first day, AAP has been saying that any person, be it from any party or religion, action must be taken against them if guilty,” Singh said. Also Read - Delhi Violence: 'Well-settled Process Followed, Judge's Consent Taken,' Govt Defends Justice S. Muralidhar's Transfer
“Tahir Hussain has already given his statement in which he said that he gave all details to police & media about mob entering his house during the violence. He had asked police for protection. Police came 8 hours late & rescued him&his family from his house,” the AAP leader added. Also Read - Delhi Violence: Father of Deceased IB Staffer Accuses AAP's Tahir Hussain For Son's Death
The father of the deceased IB staffer, Ravinder Sharma, has alleged that Hussain was responsible behind the death of his son. Tahir Hussain has, however, categorically refuted the allegations, maintaining that he himself was trapped inside his house when the violence broke out in the north-east Delhi.
In a video doing rounds on social media, Tahir Hussain could be seen saying that a mob took over his house and used it to launch attacks. During all this, he said, he and his family were sent away to a different location. He has not returned to his house since, he added.