Articles about Ankit Sharma

India’s religious and cultural diversity is often celebrated. But sometimes things can go terribly wrong. The communal riots that rocked North East Delhi in 2020 are one such example. Tensions between Hindus and Muslims reached a point of no return and resulted in the death of an Intelligence Bureau staff who tried to pacify both groups. Born in 1990, Ankit Sharma lived in Khajuri Khas in North East Delhi. Son of Ravinder Sharma and Sudha Sharma, Ankit joined the Intelligence Bureau in 2017 as a Security Assistant. Sharma’s death attracted national attention for the gruesome way he was killed. His body was found in a drain near Chand Bagh culvert. The post-mortem report revealed that his body sustained 51 injuries. Several witnesses have said that Ankit was trying to pacify both sides of people in front of former AAP councilor Tahir Hussain’s house. That is when some rioters carrying rods, stones, knife etc. came from the side of Chand Bagh Pulia and dragged Ankit toward the area. Hussain and nine others were arrested in connection with the murder.

03 Aug 2020

Delhi Police
Tahir Hussain confesses to role in February Delhi violence: Police

Suspended Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) councilor Tahir Hussain has confessed to his involvement in the violence that broke out in Northeast Delhi earlier this year, according to police records.

10 Jun 2020

Delhi Police
Delhi riots: Police files chargesheets, gun-toting Shahrukh mentioned

The Delhi Police on Tuesday filed three chargesheets in connection to the riots that broke out in the National Capital in February this year, which left more than 50 dead.

05 Mar 2020

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)
Delhi riots: Murder-accused, suspended AAP leader Tahir Hussain gets arrested

Expelled AAP leader Tahir Hussain, who is an accused in the murder case of Intelligence Bureau officer Ankit Sharma, was on Thursday arrested after a Delhi's Rouse Avenue Court rejected his surrender plea.

02 Mar 2020

Delhi Police
Kejriwal announces Rs. 1cr compensation for deceased IB officer's family

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday announced a compensation of Rs. 1 crore for the family of the Intelligence Bureau officer, Ankit Sharma, killed in the recent violence in Northeast Delhi.

28 Feb 2020

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)
Tahir Hussain, booked in IB officer's murder-case, suspended by AAP

Tahir Hussain, the councilor of Aam Aadmi Party, was booked in connection to the murder of Intelligence Officer Ankit Sharma, whose body was found from a drain in Northeast Delhi.

27 Feb 2020

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)
Double punishment if AAP leaders found guilty of violence: Kejriwal

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday said that any person found guilty in the Northeast Delhi violence will be punished.

27 Feb 2020

Delhi Police
Delhi: AAP-leader, accused in IB officer's murder case, defends himself

In the violence that rocked New Delhi this week, a young man, working with Intelligence Bureau (IB), died, and an AAP leader was blamed for the turn of events. The latter has denied the accusations in a video and put the blame on BJP's Kapil Mishra, instead.

#DelhiRiots: 26-year-old IB officer's body found in Northeast Delhi drain

After days-long communal violence in the Northeast region of Delhi, the body of an Intelligence Bureau (IB) officer has been recovered from a drain in Chand Bagh.

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