AAP councillor Tahir Hussain (Photo Credit: File image)
The AAP has suspended its councillor Tahir Hussain, who is accused of being involved in the death of an IB staffer, from the primary membership of the party till police probe is completed, AAP sources said on Thursday. Intelligence Bureau (IB) staffer Ankit Sharma was on Wednesday found dead in a drain in northeast Delhi’s riot-hit Chand Bagh area where he lived. Following the allegations, police have charged Hussain with murder. The sources said Hussain has been suspended from the primary membership of the AAP till police probe is completed.
The Delhi Police has also transferred the northeast Delhi riots probe to the crime branch, and the cases will be probed by two Special Investigation Teams (SITs). The police have so far filed 48 FIRs. The SITs will be headed by deputy commissioners of police (DCP) Joy Tirkey and Rajesh Deo.
They will have four assistant commissioner of police-rank officers each and the probe will be supervised by Additional Commissioner of Police B K Singh. "The situation in northeast Delhi is normal right now and no untoward incident has been reported today. Sufficient force has been deployed in every area and senior officers are monitoring the situation. The numbers of distress calls have also reduced.
“We have received calls on the two helplines which we released on Wednesday. Total 48 FIRs have been registered. We have evidences and are registering more FIRs. We have conducted around 350 meetings with Aman Committee in whole Delhi, specifically in northeast district,” Delhi Police PRO Mandeep Singh Randhawa said. He said raids are being carried out in different areas as part of the probe.
There were some reports in media that said people were finding it difficult to get basic necessities. The issue has been resolved as the traffic flow has become normal, he said.
(With PTI Agency)