Complaint Filed Over Its Reporting Of Ankit Sharma's Murder; Here's What WSJ Reported

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In the aftermath of the Delhi violence, police complaints have been filed, against the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) for misreporting on Ankit Sharma murder

Written By Suchitra Karthikeyan | Mumbai | Updated On:

In the aftermath of the Delhi violence, police complaints have been filed on Friday, against the American news agency Wall Street Journal (WSJ) for 'defaming particular religion & spreading communal tension' by activist group - Legal Rights Observatory. The complaint claimed that WSJ had allegedly 'misreported on Delhi violence and murder of IB official Ankit Sharma'. WSJ had alleged that a Hindu mob chanting 'Jai Shri Ram' had murdered Ankit Sharma.

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What did the Wall Street Journal report?

The report titled “India’s Ruling Party, Government Slammed Over Delhi Violence” claims that 'rioters armed with stones, rods, knives and even sword' had charged into the street where Sharma's home was situated, quoting Ankur. WSJ quoted Ankur saying, "they shouted 'Jai Shri Ram' [Glory to Lord Ram]; some even wore helmets'. Moreover, WSJ added Ankur stating 'they started throwing stones and bricks at the residents, who rushed to Ankit to help... Later, his body was found in a ditch."

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Ankit Sharma's brother refutes

Moreover, WSJ had quoted Ankit's brother Ankur as having said that Ankit was killed by a mob chanting 'Jai Shri Ram'. Speaking to government news agency, Prasar Bharti,  Ankur Sharma refuted these claims stating  "I never gave such a statement to Wall Street Journal. This is a ploy to defame my brother and my family. Wall Street Journal is lying".

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On Wednesday, the family of the martyred IB Officer Ankit Sharma alleged that AAP leader Tahir Hussain was behind the attack on the officer stating that Hussain had housed multiple goons at his place. They also alleged that Hussain is in possession of guns, petrol bombs, and swords and that Sharma was allegedly brutally murdered in Chand Bagh by 'outsider goons' brought allegedly by Hussain. Hussain, who has now been suspended by AAP, has been named in the FIR  registered in the Sharma's murder case under Section 302 of the Indian penal code.

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