New Delhi: BJP leader Kapil Mishra on Thursday defended his statement that triggered violence in North East Delhi, saying there was nothing inciting in his remark. He said he was only requesting the police to clear the roads. However, he did not want to speak more on his statement as the matter is sub-judice. Also Read - Delhi violence: Delhi HC Asks to Play Video of Kapil Mishra’s Hate Speech in Courtroom
“There was nothing inciting in my statement. I was talking to a police officer that the road be cleared. If you call those blocking the road – agitators and those asking to clear it – terrorists, it shows you are biased. I don’t want to comment on a sub-judice matter,” he said. Also Read - 'Those Who Never Considered Burhan Wani And Afzal Guru Terrorists...' Kapil Mishra on Delhi Violence
Earlier in the day, Kapil Mishra accused AAP Councillor Tahir Hussain of killing the Intelligence Bureau officer Ankit Sharma whose body was recovered from North East Delhi’s Chand Bagh area.
“No question is being asked to people who are talking about dividing the country or those on whose terrace petrol bombs were found. But someone who only requested for the road to be cleared as it was causing inconvenience to 35 lakh people is being called a terrorist,” he alleged.
Taking to Twitter, Mishra alleged that AAP Councillor Tahir Hussain’s phone call details will reveal Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MP Sanjay Singh’s involvement in the Delhi violence.
“If Tahir Hussain’s phone call details, during the Delhi violence, are released, it would reveal both Sanjay Singh and Kejriwal’s role in the violence and Intelligence Bureau officer Ankit Sharma’s murder,” Mishra said in a tweet.
Prior to this, he had also accused the AAP leaders of trying to save Tahir Hussain. He further claimed that Hussain was in constant touch with Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.
On Wednesday, family members of Ankit Sharma had alleged that a few people who were pelting stones from the building belonging to Hussain in Chand Bagh, had killed Sharma.
Over 35 people have died and nearly 200 have been injured in the violence that broke out on Sunday evening in Jaffrabad area in North East Delhi.