Suspended AAP councilor, Tahir Hussain, has reportedly confessed to being a part of masterminding Delhi violence that took place back in February 2020 post clearance of Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA).
As per a report by Zee News, the Special Investigation Team (STF) team of Delhi Police has recorded Tahir’s statement wherein he has confessed to his involvement in inticing riots along with former JNU students Umar Khalid, Ishrat Jahan and Popular Front of India (PFI) member Danish.
Police said that, in the investigation, he said he wanted to teach Hindus a lesson using his political power and money. The police add that Tahir said that he was unhappy about the subrogation of article 370 from Jammu and Kashmir, Ram Temple verdict and Centre passing Citizenship Amendment Act.
Tracing the plan, Tahir reportedly said met former JUN student Umar Khalid at People’s front Office in Delhi’s Shaheen Bagh. There it was decided that PFI member Danish will provide all financial assistance needed in the ‘war against Hindus’.
Saifi, along with his friend Ishrat Jahan, staged anti-CAA demonstration across various parts in Delhi. They plot violence on the sidelines of US President Donald Trump’s visit to Delhi.
Tahir revealed that he started collecting empty bottles of liquor and cold drinks from the trash, stones from the construction sites, and fuel and gathered it on the roof of his house at Chand Bagh. He said he refuelled all four cars, the fuel of which was used in filling empty bottles, that were used as petrol bombs during the riots.
Also, to ensure that his family and the members of the community are not harmed, he shifted them his children, wife and elders to a safe place.
The report goes on to add that he deliberately kept calling the Delhi Police so as to avoid any kind of suspicion about his role.