Delhi violence: 35 dead, petrol bombs, stones recovered from AAP leader’s home

Tahir Hussain insists he is being framed and the weapons were placed on the spot after he was forced to flea fearing for his life

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The death toll in Delhi touched 35 on Thursday afternoon after the government failed to curb the spread of mob violence in Delhi’s North East district. Reports of arson and destruction of property have only increased with homes and shops torched in many neighbourhoods.

But the shocker emerged when crates full of large stones as well as petrol bombs were found on the terrace of a property belonging to Aam Aadmi Party councilor Tahir Hussain.


While, Hussain insists that he had to flea the spot fearing a threat to his life, and that the weapons may have been placed there to frame him, police behaviour in the case is rather curious; first, they failed to cordon off the area, second news reporters were allowed to access the spot and even touch the contraband thereby contaminating evidence.



Hussain has been in the regime’s crosshairs ever since he was accused of killing Ankit Sharma, a 26 year old who was working as a security assistant with the Intelligence Bureau. His body was recovered from a drain in Jafrabad. It is alleged that he was lynched by a mob at the Chand Bagh bridge on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal held a high-level meeting where deputy CM Manish Sisodia and Minsiter Kailash Gahlot were present. The Delhi government has decided to provide relief materials to affected neighbourhoods.

Meanwhile a Congress delegation led by Sonia Gandhi and Dr Manmohan Singh met President Ramnath Kovind and handed him a memorandum with a list of demands, the chief among which is the removal of Home Minister Amit Shah.

It is clear that shoot-at-sight orders issued against rioters have failed to check the spread of violence proving once again that peace can never be achieved through violent means.



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