AAP suspends Tahir Hussain charged with murder in Delhi violence
New Delhi : Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Thursday suspended its leader Tahir Hussain from the primary membership after he was charged with murder of Intelligence Bureau employee Ankit Sharma, who was found dead in one of the areas of violence in northeast Delhi.
Tahir Hussain will remain suspended until the charges against him are investigated and he is cleared, a tweet by Delhi's ruling AAP added.
Ankit Sharma was allegedly attacked by a mob and was stabbed to death while he was on his way to home. The post-mortem report, released Thursday, indicated multiple stab wounds across his body.
After the body was found on Wednesday, his father Ravinder Sharma alleged that his son was killed by the supporters of Hussain. He further alleged his son had been shot after he was beaten.
BJP leader Kapil Mishra also blamed Tahir Hussain for the murder.
"The killer is Hussain. In the video, he can be seen with the masked boys carrying sticks, stones, bullets and petrol bombs. He was constantly talking to Kejriwal and AAP leaders," Kapil Mishra, who has a history of incendiary comments, was quoted by news agency ANI.
Tahir Hussain has denied the allegations, he claimed that his family and he "went to a safe place in the presence of police on 24th" and never returned home after that.
Meanwhile, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said, "No one, be it any party, should be spared if they are responsible for inciting violence".
At least 38 people have been killed and over 300 injured in the Delhi violence.