The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has arrested suspended Aam Admi Party(AAP) Councillor Tahir Hussain under the provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act(PMLA) and has secured six days custodial remand from the Karkardooma Court in Delhi.
The ED on 31 August brought Tahir Hussain for questioning from Tihar jail in connection with its probe into the northeast Delhi riots and the Tablighi Jamaat case, officials said.
According to top ED officials, Hussain was brought from Tihar jail to the agency’s headquarters in south Delhi’s Khan Market area for questioning in connection with its ongoing money laundering probe into the northeast Delhi riots in February this year.
The official added that he is being questioned about which hawala operators he was in touch with to collect the money for the riots. He will be interrogated about his relations with Tablighi Jamaat chief Maulana Saad.
The official said that Hussain will be questioned about funding for the Delhi riots. The official added that he is being questioned about which hawala operators he was in touch with to collect the money for the riots. He will be interrogated about his relations with Tablighi Jamaat chief Maulana Saad.
Hussain was arrested in connection with the riots in northeast Delhi in February. He has been booked under the Unlawful Activities Act in a conspiracy case related to the riots.
He was arrested in connection with the alleged murder of IB official Ankit Sharma during the riots.
According to sources, Tahir had admitted to his role in the northeast Delhi riots during interrogation Special Investigation Team (STF) team of Delhi Police saying he wanted to teach Hindus a lesson using his political power and money. He confessed before the police of being the mastermind of the northeast Delhi riots.
Communal clashes had broken out in northeast Delhi on 24 February after violence between citizenship law supporters and protesters spiralled out of control, leaving at least 53 people dead and around 200 injured.