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Delhi court defers anticipatory bail plea hearing of expelled AAP Councillor Tahir Hussain

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A Delhi court on Wednesday deferred the hearing on expelled AAP Councillor Mohd Tahir Hussain's anticipatory bail plea in an FIR lodged against him in the alleged killing of an Intelligence Bureau (IB) officer.

The court deferred the matter as notice copy regarding the plea was not served to the SIT.

Meanwhile, slogan raising and hooting also took place against the lawyers representing Hussain inside the court premises today.

Hussain, who is currently absconding, had on Tuesday moved the court for an anticipatory bail plea in connection with the killing of IB officer Ankit Sharma.

Advocate Mukesh Kalia representing Tahir Hussain had moved the anticipatory bail on Tuesday.

Anticipatory bail means that an individual can seek or request to the court to get bail in anticipation or in expectation of being named or accused of having committed a non-bailable offence.

The expelled Councillor is an accused in the FIR lodged over the killing of Intelligence Bureau officer Ankit Sharma whose body was recovered from a drain in Chand Bagh on February 26 during the violence in northeast Delhi.

The deceased's father, Ravinder Kumar, on whose complaint the FIR was lodged, has named the AAP leader as an accused. He has alleged that Hussain, whose office is located near Chand Bagh Pulia, had gathered men who were pelting stones and petrol bombs during the violence which led to tension and fear among the residents.

Meanwhile, Delhi Police on Tuesday said that attempts are being made to arrest Hussain as soon as possible.

"There are some media reports that Tahir Hussain (expelled AAP Councillor) was rescued by police. The fact is that on February 24 night we received information that a Councillor is trapped and surrounded but when police checked he was found at his home," Delhi Police PRO MS Randhawa said here.

"On February 26, when IB officer Ankit Sharma's body was found and his family made allegations, Tahir became the main accused. After that Tahir's house was searched and evidence was gathered. Police are conducting raids and trying to arrest him as soon as possible," he added.

At least 47 people including Ankit Sharma and a Police Head Constable Rattan Lal have died while around 200 people sustained serious injuries in the violence that raged for three days in north-east Delhi.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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First Published: Wed, March 04 2020. 12:26 IST