Tahir Hussain, an AAP leader has been accused of storing weapons, stones and petrol bombs on his terrace. Will Arvind Kejriwal take note?
Bengaluru: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal has been advertising himself to be an epitome and exemplar of peace and prosperity.
He has also been portraying himself to be a beacon of hope and inclusiveness.
Not surprisingly, he has even passed the buck to the Union home minister Amit Shah in the ongoing Delhi riots which have consumed 34 lives and more than a hundred injured.
While there is a clear endeavour to indict and incriminate the BJP for the violence, news has emerged that AAP leader and corporator Tahir Hussain, who has been accused of playing a role in the death of IB officer Ankit Sharma, has been further accused of having weapons and petrol bombs on his terrace.
A prominent website adds that several neighbours have expressed growing concerns about these dangerous weapons and have further said that several people congregated and hurled stones at others.
Responding to the allegations, the AAP leader said, "I want to say that all the news being spread and shown about me is totally false. It is all dirty politics being played against me. Ever since Kapil Mishra made his provocative speech, the situation in Delhi has worsened. Stone-pelting is going on in several places and many other things that are being reported. All this happened here too, and we responded fast and called up the police. A huge crowd broke my office gate, climbed my terrace. I asked for help from the police and they reached a few hours later and then the situation was brought under control."
AAP's national spokesperson Sanjay Singh said on the issue: "From the very first day, AAP has been saying that any person, be it from any party or religion, action must be taken against them if guilty.
Tahir Hussain has already given his statement in which he said that he gave all details to police and media about mob entering his house during the violence. He had asked police for protection. Police came 8 hours late and rescued him and his family from his house," ANI reported.
While AAP and its cohort cry foul over the riots, will they at least take action against the corporator?
Last Updated 3:25 PM IST