Delhi Violence Escalation Takes Life of Young IB Officer, AAP MLA Booked

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) councilor Tahir Hussain (in image) has been booked by Delhi Police on charges of murder, arson, and violence on February 27. He is accused of murdering 26-year old Intelligence Bureau (IB) officer Ankit Sharma during the violent clashes in Delhi. You can read Summachar’s coverage on Delhi Violence here.

Crux of the Matter

The Delhi Police has registered an FIR against Hussain under Section 302 (murder) at the Dayalpur police station. The family of the Intelligence Bureau officer who died during the riots accused Tahir Hussain of killing him.

Tahir Hussain denied any involvement in the riots or in the murder of the IB officer. He said, “It is wrong to target me. I and my family have nothing to do with it.” Aam Aadmi Party has suspended Tahir Hussain after the action by the Delhi Police.

The IB officer’s dead body was found from Chandbag drainage in Jaffrabad on February 26. He was allegedly beaten to death by a mob on 25 February. His body was sent for autopsy and it was found that he was stabbed multiple times. Ankit Sharma’s father, Ravinder said, “Hussain’s supporters killed and shot him after he was beaten.”

Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) leaders have accused Hussain and AAP of instigating violence and triggering a riot-like situation. A preliminary investigation found that Tahir’s four-storey house was allegedly used for hurling stones, petrol bombs, and chemicals during the violence.

On the contrary, Tahir Hussain targeted the BJP leaders, including Kapil Mishra and demanded strict action against them for giving instigative speeches. Until now 34 people have been killed and over 200 injured in the clashes between anti and pro CAA groups.


The Intelligence Bureau is India’s internal intelligence agency. It is reputed to be the oldest such organization in the world. Arvind Kumar, the current director of the IB, took over from Rajiv Jain on 26 June 2019. the IB is used to garner intelligence from within India and also execute counter-intelligence and counter-terrorism tasks. The Bureau comprises employees from law enforcement agencies, mostly from the Indian Police Service (IPS) or the Indian Revenue Service (IRS) and the military. The IB is particularly tasked with intelligence collection in border areas, following the 1951 recommendations of the Himmat Singh Ji Committee, a task entrusted to the military intelligence organisations prior to independence in 1947. All spheres of human activity within India and in the neighbourhood are allocated to the charter of duties of the Intelligence Bureau. More Info