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AAP councillor denies involvement in killing of IB staffer

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New Delhi

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) councillor Tahir Hussain on Thursday denied any involvement in the riots or the killing of an Intelligence Bureau staffer whose family accused him of being behind the murder, saying these are “baseless accusations”.

He called for an impartial probe into the incident and said action should be taken against the guilty. “It is wrong to target me. I and my family have nothing to do with it,”
Hussain said.

The AAP leader also demanded strict action against BJP leaders responsible for giving inflammatory speeches. “I came to know from news reports that I am being blamed for the murder of a man. These are lies and baseless accusations. For our safety, my family and I had moved away from our home on Monday in police presence,” he said.

Senior AAP leader Sanjay Singh said the party’s stand remains clear that strictest punishment must be taken against anyone associated with spreading violence and added that Hussain has given his statement on the matter.

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