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Delhi Cabinet Approves Rs 1 Crore For Kin Of IB Staffer Ankit Sharma, Says CM Kejriwal

The Centre has approved Delhi government's decision to provide Rs 1 crore compensation to the kin of IB officer Ankit Sharma, informed CM Arvind Kejriwal

Arvind Kejriwal

The Delhi Cabinet has approved the decision to provide Rs 1 crore compensation to the kin of Intelligence Bureau (IB) officer Ankit Sharma, informed Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday. Officer Ankit Sharma was murdered during the riots that broke out on February 23 in northeast Delhi. The Chief Minister attributed the delay in compensation to the Coronavirus outbreak. 

Taking to Twitter, CM Kejriwal stated that the State Cabinet approved the decision on Monday and hoped that the martyr's family gets the compensation soon. Kejriwal had announced the compensation on March 02 in honorarium of Sharma's service.

READ | Delhi Police Apprehend One Person In IB Officer Ankit Sharma's Murder Case 

The Delhi Violence 

Violence in the national capital broke out after groups pf anti-CAA protestors and pro-CAA faction clashed in Jafrabad on the night of February 23. The violent clashes lasted for around 4 days and claimed a total of 42 lives, including a policeman and IB officer. Hundreds were left injured and shops, houses and buildings were set ablaze. The Delhi Police was severely criticised for its handling of the riots. 

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Around 100 arrests have been made in connection to the violence that broke out. Former Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Councillor Tahir Hussain has been accused of the murder of Ankit Sharma. Sharma's family had alleged that Hussain was behind the attack on the IB officer and also housed multiple goons at his place during the riots. However, the former AAP leader has denied any involvement and claimed that he and his family were himself stranded inside his office building during the riots and had called for help. Recently, his bail plea was rejected by the Kakardooma court in the same case. 

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