New Delhi: Suspended Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) councillor Tahir Hussain has been arrested by Delhi Police from a court in the national capital in connection with the alleged killing of Intelligence Bureau (IB) official Ankit Sharma during the recent communal violence in northeast Delhi. Notably, he was earlier arrested in connection with a matter related to violence in north-east Delhi. Also Read - Delhi Riots: ED Books Tahir Hussain, PFI For Money Laundering
The police had sought five-day custody of Hussain before Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Pawan Singh Rajawat. Also Read - Delhi Violence: Delhi Police Arrests AAP Leader Tahir Hussain’s Brother Shah Alam
Delhi’s Karkardooma court has, however, remanded Hussain to four days of police custody following his arrest. Also Read - 'Today, Being Muslim is the Biggest Crime in India,' Says AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan on Tahir Hussain's Arrest
Hussain was booked for his alleged role in the murder of the IB staffer during the communal riots that rocked the city last month.
The family of Sharma (26), who was found dead in a drain near his home in riot-hit Chand Bagh area, has accused Hussain of being behind the killing.
On the complaint of Sharma’s father, the police registered FIR against Hussain, who has rejected the charges.
(With agency inputs)