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Tahir Hussain’s Step-brother Held in Connection With Delhi Riots

Tahir Hussain is an accused in the FIR lodged over the alleged killing of IB officer Sharma whose body was recovered from a drain on February 26.

New Delhi| The Delhi Police Crime Branch on Monday arrested Shah Alam, the step-brother of suspended AAP councillor, Tahir Hussain. Shah Alam is an accused in the violence that happened in Delhi’s North-East district on February 23, 24 and 25.

A team of Delhi Police personnel has also arrested three people who were sheltering Shah Alam.

Hussain was arrested by the Delhi Police on Thursday last week for the alleged murder of Sharma during the recent violence in Northeast Delhi. He has been named as an accused by Sharma’s father Ravinder Kumar, who has filed the FIR.

On Friday, a city court sent Hussain to seven days in police custody after the police produced him before a magistrate.

The Karkardooma Court had earlier rejected the anticipatory bail plea of the suspended AAP leader, observing that nobody had appeared from the accused side.

The investigation so far has revealed that Sharma was killed while rescuing some women who were stuck in Chand Bagh during the rioting, officers investigating the case said on condition of anonymity. They further said that Hussain was indeed in the Chand Bagh and Mustafabad neighbourhoods when Sharma was killed.

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Hussain, who surrendered in court on Thursday after being on the run since the violence, has denied involvement in the murder. He has claimed that he wasn’t in the area when the incident took place.

During his days on the run, Hussain was provided shelter by his associates living in Chand Bagh, Mustafabad and in the Zakir Nagar neighbourhood near Okhla, where he stayed for two days, the officers said.

The toll of deaths caused as a result of the riots in Delhi climbed to 53 on March 5. Two SITs comprising Delhi Police officials have been formed to probe the instances of violence reported from Chand Bagh, Jaffrabad, Maujpur, Bhajanpura and Shiv Vihar among other areas.

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