Complaints filed are against Wall Street Journal with respect to misreporting on intense Delhi riots & murder of IB’s Ankit Sharma.
New Delhi| Leading US news website Wall Street Journal (WSJ) quoted Ankur Sharma, brother of murdered IB officer Ankit Sharma, as saying that Ankit was killed by people chanting ‘Jai Shri Ram’ slogans.
In an article titled ‘India’s Ruling Party, Government Slammed Over Delhi Violence’, WSJ claims to have spoken to Ankur.
As per WSJ, Ankit was returning home, a group of rioters started throwing stones and charged into the street his house is located in.
“They came armed with stones, rods, knives and even swords; they shouted ‘Jai Shri Ram’ [Glory to Lord Ram]; some even wore helmets,” WSJ quotes Ankur as saying in a telephonic interview. “They started throwing stones, bricks at residents, who rushed to Ankit to help them…Later, his body was found in a ditch.
Police complaints have been filed against The Wall Street Journal with Delhi Police and Maharashtra Police for “defaming particular religion & spreading communal tension” with respect to alleged misreporting on Delhi Violence & murder of IB official Ankit Sharma.
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In a telephonic conversation with Times Fact Check, Ankur denied giving any such quote to WSJ. He said, death at the hands of a mob. “The mob that snatched and killed my brother was operating from Hussain’s house. A mob was pelting stones from the terrace of that building,” Sharma’s brother, Ankur told HT.
Delhi Police has registered an FIR under IPC Sections 302 (murder) and 201 (causing disappearance of evidence) against AAP councillor Tahir Hussain in connection with the killing of Intelligence Bureau staffer Ankit Sharma, whose body was pulled out of a drain in northeast Delhi Wednesday.
The FIR, which was filed on Thursday at Dayalpur police station, was based on allegations by 25-year-old Sharma’s family that Hussain was linked to the incident.
In the complaint, Ankit ‘s father Ravinder Sharma said that Hussain had assembled goons at his residence, who were firing guns and throwing petrol bombs from the rooftop.
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