Aam Aadmi party leader Tahir Hussain was refused to grant bail by Delhi Court. Hussain was arrested in the murder case of Ankit Sharma who was Intelligence Bureau Officer and was killed during the Delhi riots.
Additional Sessions Judge stated while denying the bail “At this stage there is enough material on record to presume that the applicant was very well present at the spot of crime and was exhorting the rioters of a particular community and as such, he did not use his hands and fists, but rioters as “human weapons”, who on his instigation could have killed anybody.
Hussain is under custody since 16th March, 2020 and the Delhi police have already filed charge sheet against him.
In his bail plea Hussain submitted that there is no evidence by a way of video against him that he was present at the crime scene. And also there is no abetment or conspiracy to kill Ankit Sharma on his part.
Hussain further stated that there has been delay in taking records of witnesses under Section 161 of CrPc. While going through the reports as submitted by Delhi police the court was of the view that building was of applicant and rioters used it for brick pelting, stone pelting, pelting of petrol bombs and acid bombs. The courts further said though there might be not enough proof in CCTV footage, the applicant present at the spot had enough evidence on record.
While it cannot be ignored that the accused had been threatening the witnesses the court further highlighted that:
“I find that the riots in the area of North-East Delhi were carried out in organized manner and as part of deep-rooted conspiracy and the involvement of applicant are being investigated upon with regard to his connection with members of PFI, Pinjra Tod, Jamia Co-ordination Committee, United Against Hate Group and anti-CAA protestors.”