Bengaluru: After days and days of cheating and hoodwinking the police, prime accused in the murder of IB Officer Ankit Sharma during the anti-Hindu Delhi riots – Tahir Hussain - was arrested by the Delhi police. 

Before the arrest, a Delhi court rejected his plea for a surrender before it. 

Additional chief metropolitan magistrate Vishal Pahuja rejected Hussain's plea saying that the relief sought by him was outside its jurisdiction.

As the court dismissed Hussain's plea, a Delhi Police team, which had already arrived, arrested him and took him into custody.

Hussain moved the surrender application before the court saying that he was willing to join the investigation and wanted to surrender in the case.

Advocate Mukesh Kalia, appearing for Hussain, argued before the court that Hussain was facing life threats and was forced to move a surrender plea before the Rouse Avenue court instead of Karkardooma court.

The lawyer said Hussain has been falsely implicated in the case and sought protection for his life and property.

Hussain has been booked in the murder case of the IB staffer in northeast Delhi amid violence over the new citizenship law last week.

Delhi's ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) had then suspended him for his alleged involvement in the violence which has left at least 42 people dead and around 200 injured. 

The IB Officer was stabbed as many as 400-strong mob as he returned to his house and yearned to convince both Hindus and Muslims not to resort to violence. 

But he was killed in the melee and his body dumped in a drain near Tahir’s building. 

Tahir is also accused of allowing his terrace to store dangerous weapons like stones and acid packets. 

Several neighbours had accused him and his supporters of throwing stones at the neighbours from the terrace. 

The Delhi riots have killed people in excess of 40.