IB Officer Murder: Tahir Hussain sent to seven-day police custody
New Delhi : Suspended AAP councillor Tahir Hussain has been sent to seven-day police custody in connection with the alleged killing of an Intelligence Bureau (IB) official Ankit Sharma during recent violence in North East Delhi.
Duty Magistrate Rakesh Kumar passed the order after Delhi Police presented him before the court and demanded police custody to unearth the larger conspiracy around the suspected murder.
Tahir Hussain was presented before the court amid high security. No media and no lawyers other than those related to the case were allowed to enter the courtroom.
The court rejected his plea saying that the relief sought by him was outside its jurisdiction.
Hussain moved the surrender application before the court saying that he was willing to join the investigation and wanted to surrender in the case.
His lawyer argued that his client has been falsely implicated in the case and he has no connection with the murder of the IB official.
As the court dismissed Hussain’s plea, a Delhi Police team, which had already arrived, arrested him and took him into custody.
Hussain has been booked in the murder case of the IB staffer in northeast Delhi amid violence over the new citizenship law last week.
Soon after it was suspected that he may be involved in the murder, his party had suspended him.