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Arvind Kejriwal respond to allegations suggesting Tahir Hussain's involvement in IB official's murder

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 27 February 2020, 17:34 IST
Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday acted in response to allegations suggesting that a leader from Aam Aadmi Party, Tahir Hussain, was involved in the killing of Ankit Sharma, the Intelligence Bureau staff who was found dead in northeast Delhi most hit by violence over CAA protests.

"No one, be it any party, should be spared if they are responsible for inciting violence. Even if he is a part of my cabinet, he should be punished. If anyone from AAP is found guilty, they should get double the punishment," the Delhi Chief Minister told reporters.

"I personally believe, when it comes to national security and clashes.... I have been seeing this since morning, this matter should not be politicised," Mr Kejriwal said.

Flaring up, he added: "Why are you asking for remarks... is this how we will run our criminal justice system? If anyone is accused from our side, give them double the punishment. Stop politicizing national issues."

At least 35 people have lost their lives in the violence that cropped out on Sunday and worsened into mob violence, arson, looting and vandalism on the roadways.

Ankit, whose body was recovered from a drain in Jaffrabad, was allegedly attacked by a mob and thrashed to death on Tuesday.

After the dead body was recovered, his father Ravinder Sharma, alleged that supporters of Tahir Hussain, had killed his son. He claimed that his son was shot after he was thrashed.

Video recording shared with NDTV displays a man believed to be Tahir Hussain on the roof of a building with some men who appeared to be involved in stone pelting. There are allegations that petrol bombs were also hurled from the roof.

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First published: 27 February 2020, 17:34 IST