Tahir Hussain was the great mastermind of the violence in East Delhi. He confessed this to the Delhi Police. She had spoken of joining the conspiracy with Khalid Saifi, the people visiting his PFI network. This statement is part of the disclosure.
Tahir Hussain told the police that I was given the task to collect as much glass bottle, petrol, acid, stones, as possible on the roof of my house. Saifi, along with his friend Ishrat Jahan, started a dharna demonstration in Khureji.
PFI people were directly involved in this violence or their role in funding or some other investigation is going on. The Crime Branch investigation revealed funding from abroad and funding from some organizations involved in opposition to the CAA.
Tahir Hussain said during interrogation that Khalid Saifi introduced JNU alumnus Umar Khalid on 8 January. At this meeting, Tahir was asked to collect bottles and acid. Saifi’s job was to create a furor. Tahir wanted to teach a lesson to other communities since becoming a councilor.
After interrogating suspended Aam Aadmi Party suspended councilor Tahir Hussain in the North East Delhi riot case, police have revealed that he was looking for an opportunity to teach a lesson to people from other communities for three years. In the riots in February, he carried out the conspiracy. He got the support of Khalid Saifi and PFI in the riots.
Tahir said that ever since he became a councilor of the Aam Aadmi Party in 2017, he had in mind that now he can teach the people of other communities with the help of politics and money. Since then, he was constantly waiting for the right opportunity.
Meanwhile, the conspiracy continued. He said in the confession that on 8 January Khalid Saifi introduced him to JNU alumnus Umar Khalid at the PFI office in Shaheen Bagh. Umar Khalid said that he is ready to die for the community. Khalid Saifi said that Danish, a member of the PFI, will also help in the war against other communities.
Under the scheme, he got the responsibility to store as many glass bottles, petrol, acid, and stones on the roof of his house. Khalid Saifi, with the help of his experts, prepared people for a demonstration on the streets. Khalid Saifi, along with his friend Ishrat Jahan, first started a dharna demonstration on the lines of Shaheen Bagh.
Demonstrations started from place to place. On February 4, he met Khalid Saifi in Abu Fazal Enclave with plans for the riots. Omar Khalid said not to worry about money.
PFI, Jamia Coordination Committee, many political people, Lawyers, and other Muslim organizations are helping. Before the riots, it was decided to provoke the people sitting on the anti-CAA strike to get a traffic jam. If the police or people of other religions stop, then they will start rioting by provoking their people.
Omar Khalid also appealed to people to take to the streets during the US President Trump’s visit to India. Tahir has Arshad Qayyum, Monu, Gulfam, Sharad Ahmed Haji, Liaquat Ali of Munga Nagar, his son Rishad Ali, Mohammad Ryan Arshad of Dayalpur and his staff electrician Mohammed Abhiya, accountant Mohammad Shadab, living on the roof of his house Rashid Saifi and his brother Shah Alam was called.