In order to find evidences in the Delhi Riots case, Enforcement Directorate has searched the six premises of ex-AAP councilor Tahir Hussain, four in North East Delhi, and two in Noida. Delhi crime branch has filed two charge sheets on June 2 in Karkardooma court.
In March, ED has lodged two cases in context to the Delhi riot funding that emerged during CAA protests. One against the Tahir Hussain and other against Popular Front of India (PFI). Thereafter, alleged Delhi’s anti-Hindu riots mastermind Tahir Hussain, PFI group members, and some others were booked under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), 2002.
Besides being booked under PMLA, Tahir Hussain is also facing the criminal charges of killing the Intelligence Bureau officer Ankit Sharma on February 25. He was arrested in March after following a complaint of Ankit’s family.
“Multiple teams of the agency are carrying out searches at six locations in the National Capital Region (NCR) related to Hussain. told an ED official. The probe agency has filed a money laundering case against suspended AAP councilor who is under judicial custody from March and also against the Popular Front of India for money laundering and funding the Delhi riots.
Three investigation teams have been working on the case and filed two charge sheets almost 20 days back.
The first charge sheet has been filed against Tahir under Indian Penal Code, Prevention of Damage to Public Property Act, and the Arms Act. Fifteen people including Tahir has been arrested so far and the investigation is revealing it to be a “deep-rooted conspiracy” to cause riots in northeast Delhi.
The fresh charge sheet against Tahir Hussain claimed that Tahir Hussain was leading the mob from his house and also from the Masjid near Chand Bagh Pulia giving it a communal color and that his location near the spot where the IB officer Ankit Sharma was brutally murdered speaks of his evil intentions which ended with the murder.