Two key witnesses in a case of communal violence in north east Delhi during which suspended AAP Councillor Tahir Hussain was named as one of many foremost accused, have been employed underneath him and noticed him speaking to a number of individuals in a “very secretive” method earlier than the beginning of the riots on February 24, a cost sheet filed by Delhi Police in a court docket has mentioned.
Girish Pal and Rahul Kasana mentioned of their statements to the police that on February 24 they have been current within the workplace of Hussain in Khajuri Khas space.
“Within the afternoon, they noticed a number of individuals gathered on the floor flooring of the home of Tahir Hussain and he was speaking with them in a really secretive method and accused Shah Alam, Irshad, Abid, Arshad Pradhan, Rashid and Shadab have been additionally current there together with different unknown individuals,” the cost sheet mentioned.
The duo, cited as key witnesses by the police, left after listening to noise of the mob outdoors and sensing the stress on the workplace, it mentioned.
The Crime Department of the Delhi police had filed the cost sheet earlier than Chief Metropolitan Justice of the Peace Pawan Singh Rajawat towards Hussain and 14 others final month.
The court docket will take up the matter for consideration of the cost sheet in August.
In response to the cost sheet, the copy of which is made obtainable, one other prosecution witness Rajbir Singh Yadav, who was supervising the meals preparations for a wedding at a parking zone close to Hussain’s home acknowledged in his assertion that the mob destroyed the meals ready for the marriage of his good friend’s daughter and accused Riyakat Ali looted Rs 62,000 from him.
Accused Shah Alam was additionally current with Ali together with a number of others and Hussain was among the many mob indulged in riots, it mentioned.
It additional mentioned that one other prosecution witness acknowledged that Hussain was current on the rooftop of his home and throwing stones and directing others current alongside him who have been additionally throwing stones and petrol bombs in direction of the parking.
Throughout the course of investigation, efforts have been made to gather the CCTV footage of the incident from the non-public and authorities cameras however no movies might be discovered because of non-availability of any CCTV close by, the cost sheet mentioned.