Suspended AAP leader Tahir Hussain, an accused in the killing of IB officer Ankit Sharma during last week’s riots in Delhi, was arrested today after a city court rejected his anticipatory bail plea.
The court also refused to accept his request for surrender, saying it was not in its jurisdiction.
Hussain appeared before the court today and sought protection to life and property.
He had gone absconding after his name figured as an accused in the killing of 26-year-old Sharma during violence in north-east Delhi last week.
Sharma’s family has accused Hussain of murdering the officer, whose body was found in a drain in Chand Bagh area, one of the worst-affected pockets of the violence.
The victim’s kin have alleged that Hussain incited the mob which caught Sharma and killed him, a charge denied by the suspended AAP Councillor.
The Aam Aadmi Party suspended Hussain from its primary membership after his name cropped up as an accused.
Over 40 people lost their lives and 200 were left injured after groups of anti and pro CAA protesters clashed in the north-east area of Delhi.