NEW DELHI: Delhi Police, in its chargesheet filed against Umar Khalid related to a northeast Delhi violence case, has alleged that former AAP councillor Tahir Hussain “used cash to organise riots”.
Chief metropolitan magistrate Dinesh Kumar had on Wednesday taken cognisance of the chargesheet, which runs into 55 pages.
Police alleged that a witness examination revealed financial transactions by Hussain in January, 2020 for “preparation of anti-CAA protests and riots.” In his statement recorded with police under section 161 CrPC, the witness allegedly stated that he had taken cash from two persons and given it to Hussain.
Cops further alleged that Hussain transferred this money from his company’s account to the account of other companies – details of which had already been filed in the previous supplementary chargesheet. “This cash was then used by Hussain to organise riots in the area of northeast district,” the chargesheet alleged.
Police have relied on Hussain’s disclosure statement to allege that a “meeting of minds had taken place among him, Khalid and Khalid Saifi” wherein a “conspiracy of riots was hatched”.