After reports of alleged role of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Tahir Hussain in the death of Intelligence Bureau (IB) employee Ankit Sharma, India TV on Thursday exposed the 'Tahir terrace truth' from where incriminating evidence has been accessed from the rooftop that belongs to Aam Aadmi Party corporator Tahir Hussain. Stones and petrol bombs have been found at AAP councillor's terrace.
The locals in the area told India TV that a lot of weapons and other objects were kept in Tahir Hussain's house and hundreds of rioters congregated at his place and hurled stones, petrol bumbs at other people's houses.
Meanwhile, the leader defended himself by claiming that he was himself a victim of mob violence. He claimed that he was forced out of his home and it was taken over by miscreants.
In the video released on Wednesday, the AAP leader identifies himself and goes on to state, "I want to say that all the news being spread and shown about me is totally false. It is all dirty politics being played against me. Ever since Kapil Mishra made his provocative speech, the situation in Delhi has worsened. Stone-pelting is going on in several places and many other things that are being reported. All this happened here too, and we responded fast and called up the police. A huge crowd broke my office gate, climbed my terrace. I asked for help from the police and they reached a few hours later and then the situation was brought under control."
Hussain’s statement comes after an Intelligence Bureau staffer was found dead in a drain in northeast Delhi's riot-hit Chand Bagh area where he lived.
Sharma, 26, had been missing since Tuesday and family members of the dead IB officer alleged that the local councillor and his associates were behind the killing of Ankit. The family also said that they had heard provocative slogans from his house.
Responding on the current allegations, AAP's national spokesperson Sanjay Singh said --"From the very first day, AAP has been saying that any person, be it from any party or religion,action must be taken against them if guilty..Tahir Hussain has already given his statement in which he said that he gave all details to police and media about mob entering his house during the violence. He had asked police for protection. Police came 8 hours late and rescued him and his family from his house.," ANI reported.
Tahir is a corporator of Aam Aadmi Party from Ward 59 of Nehru Vihar, East Delhi Municipal Corporation, under Mustafabad assembly constituency falling in the North East Delhi Lok Sabha constituency.
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Kapil Mishra took to Twitter an demanded Hussain’s arrest, sharing a video that showed rioters pelting stones and petrol bombs from the roof of a house that Mishra and local residents said belongs to the leader.