5 More Arrested In IB Officer Ankit Sharma’s Murder

During the violence in North-East Delhi, Ankit Sharma’s body was found in a drain with multiple stab wounds. His father had accused AAP’s Tahir Husain.

Delhi| Investigations in the Delhi riots have picked up speed as 5 more people were arrested for the murder of Intelligence Bureau (IB) officer Ankit Sharma.

Delhi police had made one arrest on Thursday in Sharma’s murder case.

The names of arrested people are- Firoz, Javed, Gulfam, Shoaib and Anas.

During the violence in North-East Delhi, Ankit’s body was found in a drain with multiple stab wounds. His father had accused AAP’s Tahir Husain.

Ankit had gone missing from his home near Chand Bagh in Delhi on 26th February. His body was found a day after he went missing. His body allegedly had multiple stabbing wounds.

A man named Salman AKA Nanhe was arrested on Thursday in Sharma’s murder.

Reportedly, Sharma’s face and other parts of the body were burnt to conceal his identity. Sharma’s murder was one of the most talked-about incidents that took place during the riots that erupted in Delhi.

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According to the Union Home Ministry, 53 people lost their lives during the riots that happen over a span of 36 hours. HM Amit Shah had said in parliament that breakthrough progress has been made in a probe related to Sharma’s murder after the residents shared video evidence with police.

Shah had said, “I am hopeful that the mystery behind Ankit Sharma’s murder would be unraveled by one of the video clips shot by people during the riots.”

Delhi Police has also arrested suspended AAP councillor Tahir Husain in Sharma’s murder case. Sharma’s father had also accused Husain of Ankit’s murder. Husain, however, has continuously claimed to be innocent.





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