Tahir Hussain brought acid and glass bottles from scrap dealer days before Delhi anti-Hindu violence, says chargesheet

In its chargesheet filed last week, the Delhi Police has reportedly levelled serious allegations against Aam Aadmi Party corporator Tahir Hussain in connection to Delhi’s Anti-Hindu riots. According to the chargesheet, Hussain allegedly started preparing for the riots days before the violence broke out.

The chargesheet, attests statements of several eye witnesses, including one scrap deal, a trader and one of Hussain’s neighbors. The scrap dealer, has on record said that Hussain purchased around 50 liters of acid and hundred glass bottles from him. It may be noted that rioters hurled scorers of crude bombs made of acid and bottles from the terrace of Hussain’s building during the riots.

The scrap dealer said that days before the riots, Hussain visited his shop and asked for acid and glass bottles. According to the dealer, he had no idea about the real motive of Hussain was and was told that the acid would be used for cleaning work. He said that later when he reached out to Hussain at his residence for the payment, he was shocked to see all the bottles filled with acid laying on the ground.

Several traders have also confessed of helping Hussain in accumulating money but have denied having any knowledge of the conspiracy. One neighbor of Hussain, has authenticated scrap dealer’s claim of Hussain purchasing bottles before the riots.

The neighbor further claimed that he saw IB officer Ankit Sharma being dragged inside the house of the corporator. Sharma was, as per reports, lynched inside Hussain’s building by rioters.

The 17,000-page charge sheet filed by the Delhi Police Special Cell, names 15 persons, including Hussain, as key conspirators.