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Arvind Kejriwal's Response On AAP Leader's Alleged Role In Delhi Violence

Arvind Kejriwal's Response On AAP Leader's Alleged Role In Delhi Violence

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today responded to allegations against AAP's Tahir Hussain.

New Delhi:

Arvind Kejriwal today responded to allegations that a leader of his Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), Tahir Hussain, was involved in the killing of Ankit Sharma, the Intelligence Bureau (IB) employee who was found dead in one of the areas in northeast Delhi most affected by violence over citizenship law protests.

"No one, be it any party, should be spared if they are responsible for inciting violence. If anyone from AAP is found guilty, they should get double punishment," the Delhi Chief Minister told reporters, asked about Tahir Hussain.

At least 35 people have been killed in the clashes that broke out on Sunday evening and spiraled into mob violence, arson, looting and vandalism on the streets.

Ankit Sharma, whose body was found in a drain near his home in Jaffrabad, was allegedly attacked by a mob and beaten to death on his way home on Tuesday.

After the body was found on Wednesday, his father Ravinder Sharma, who is also an IB employee, alleged that supporters of Tahir Hussain had killed his son. He further alleged that his son had been shot after he was beaten; the body has been sent for an autopsy.