April 5, 2020 | 6:38 PM IST
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Ankit Sharma was tortured, confesses accused; constable Ratan Lal’s death was conspiracy too

Heart-wrenching details have surfaced regarding the death of Intelligence Bureau’s employee Ankit Sharma and Delhi police head constable Ratan Lal during the recent anti-Citizenship (Amendment) Act riots in North-East Delhi. The police have made fresh arrests in the two cases.
The arrested accused Salman aka Nanhe recently revealed chilling details that led to Sharma’s death during the riots. Salman told his interrogators that he and his associates knew that Sharma worked for IB and had planned his murder. He said that after stabbing Sharma, he was dragged to suspended Aam Admi Party’s (AAP) councillor Tahir Hussain’s house and tortured with sharp-edged objects. When he died, his body was thrown into a drain near his Chand Bagh residence.
Autopsy reports revealed that the 26-year-old was stabbed 14 times had multiple abrasions, deep cuts by sharp edge objects. The police came across some videos that helped it identify the accused involved in Sharma’s murder.
Hussain is already in police custody since last week while two of his other close associates have also been arrested recently for rioting.

 In connection with the murder of Delhi police head constable Ratan Lal, the police have arrested seven people. The accused have been identified as Saleem Malik, Mohammed Jalaluddin, Mohammed Ayub, Mohammed Yunus, Arif, Saleem Khan, and Mohammed Danish.
Investigations revealed that on the fateful morning the crowd had conspired to pretend to be ready for negotiations and then attack them. Accordingly, when the police team came close, the crowd attacked them in which constable Lal was killed and Shahdara DCP Amit Sharma and ACP Anuj Kumar got seriously injured.

The Delhi violence claimed the lives of at least 52 people and left more than 200 injured last month. According to the police statistics, about 712 FIRs have been registered in connection with the riots.

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