Previously, Hussain was charged in 3 distinct cases for the violence in Delhi on Feb 2020 under a number of laws including UAPA
On Wednesday Delhi’s Karkardooma court set forth the accusations against former Aam Aadmi Party councillor Tahir Hussain in relation to the North-East Delhi riots of 2020. The court listed the matter for the next hearing on February 10.
Fifty-three people were killed and hundreds were injured in the riots that broke out in North-East Delhi in February 2020.
Hussain has been accused of supporting the riots using funds that were obtained illegally through money laundering. Hussain and six other people were charged with rioting and murder on October 14 last year in one of the cases linked to the riots.
“Accordingly, a charge for the offence under Section 3 of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), punishable under Section 4 of PMLA, is framed against accused Tahir Hussain, read over and explained to him to which he pleaded not guilty and claimed trial,” Additional Sessions Judge Amitabh Rawat said.
Hussain was previously charged in three distinct cases for the violence in Delhi in February 2020 under a number of laws, including the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA).
Earlier, on May 6 last year, he was charged with dacoity, criminal conspiracy, rioting, malicious damage to property, malicious damage caused by fire or explosives, and malicious destruction of property.
The Delhi Police had filed three FIRs against Hussain and others under various sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
[With Inputs from IANS]
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Peaceful, innocent & illegal probable Bangladeshi AAP man being punished !! Death of democracy & justice system in India !!??