New Delhi: The Delhi Police Crime Branch Wednesday filed yet another chargesheet against suspended Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Tahir Hussain and nine others, this time for allegedly murdering Intelligence Bureau staffer Ankit Sharma.
Sharma, whose body was fished out of a drain in Chand Bagh on 26 February, had been stabbed over 12 times, his post-mortem had revealed. ThePrint had reported how 33 blunt injuries from constant thrashing by rods and sticks were found on the body.
The police said Hussain had conspired to murder Sharma as he was a “familiar face in the area” and had led the mob that targetted him.
Though Hussain did not kill Sharma, he “planned the murder and got it executed”, the police claimed.
The police also said Hussain was constantly on the phone getting updates on the plan and his cell phone location showed he was in the house adjacent to Sharma’s when he was killed.
“It has been found that Tahir Hussain is the main person who had been instigating the mob, both on 24th and 25th February, in the Chand Bagh area,” said a senior police officer, who did not want to be named. “We have enough electronic, forensic proof to establish our claims,” he added.
The police Tuesday filed two chargesheets in connection with the communal riots in Northeast Delhi, calling it a “deep-rooted conspiracy” by activists, including Umar Khalid.
One was filed in connection with the Jaffrabad incident that took place on 25 February near the metro station and names 10 people, including Natasha Narwal and Devangana Kalita, two activists of Pinjra Tod, for allegedly “hatching a conspiracy to cause riots”.
The other chargesheet was filed against Hussain and 14 others for playing a “pivotal role” in “organising the riots”.
Police recovers murder weapon, finds a witness
The Delhi Police claimed to have recovered the blood-stained knife that was used to kill Sharma along with the clothes of the “killer” with blood on it.
The police, however, have not divulged the name of the suspect.
“During investigation, the blood stained knife used to stab Ankit Sharma and the blood stained clothes of the killer (with Sharma’s blood) were recovered,” the police said in a statement.
“Another knife used in the crime was also recovered. Tahir Hussain’s licensed pistol was seized in a separate case,” the statement added.
The police also stated that a person standing on a terrace had captured a video on his mobile phone, in which a group of persons are seen dumping Sharma’s dead body in the drain. This person is now a witness.