Tahir Hussain Pre-Planned And Funded Delhi Riots, Met With Umar Khalid In January: Delhi Police Chargesheet

by Swarajya Staff - Jun 3, 2020 12:09 PM +05:30 IST
Tahir Hussain Pre-Planned And Funded Delhi Riots, Met With Umar Khalid In January: Delhi Police ChargesheetSuspended AAP leader Tahir Hussain (Pic via Twitter)

The Delhi Police in its fresh chargesheet filed in the Karkardooma court in connection with the northeast Delhi riots case has claimed that suspended AAP councillor Tahir Hussain "prepared for the riots well in advance".

In the chargesheet filed against suspended Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) councillor Tahir Hussain, the Delhi Police has alleged that the planning for the communal riots in Delhi began a month earlier in January, reports Indian Express.

The Police has stated in the charge sheet that on 8 January, more than a month before the riots took place, Hussain had met with former Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) student Umar Khalid and also Khalid Saifi of the United Against Hate banner at Shaheen Bagh.

As per the charge sheet filed at Delhi's Karkardooma Court on Tuesday (2 June), at their meeting, Khalid had allegedly asked Hussain "to be prepared for something big/riots at the time of Trump's visit" and also that "he and other PFI members will help him financially."

In the police questioning, Hussain is said to have claimed that Saifi had provided him with money and that in the second week of January, Saifi had transferred Rs 1.1 crore to the accounts of fake companies owned by him. Hussain later received the cash through a chain of transactions and began the preparations for the riots.

Hussain is also said to have accepted that he distributed cash to anti-CAA protesters. He had also got his licensed pistol released from the Khajuri Khas police station when he had learnt that some people had organised pro-CAA demonstrations nearby, so as to teach them a lesson.

The chargesheet also states that when riots broke out in Chand Bagh on 24 and 25 February Hussain was present inside his house in Chand Bagh.

"Investigation has revealed that there was a deep rooted conspiracy to cause riots in North East Delhi. Tahir Hussain, a politician of Aam Aadmi Party and sitting councillor in EDMC, Delhi, played a pivotal role in the incident. His younger brother, Shah Alam was also arrested," the police said in a statement.

"Recovery of crates containing glass bottles having some liquid filled in them and their necks stuffed with pieces of cloth, which were used/to be used as Molotov cocktails, large number of bricks and stone pieces and three catapults from the house of accused Tahir Hussain further point towards the conspiracy and the extent of preparation for causing riots in the area," the statement said further.

With Inputs From IANS

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