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Delhi cabinet approves Rs 1 crore compensation for murdered IB staffer Ankit Sharma’s kin

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal made the announcement through a tweet. The decision to grant the compensation was taken in the first week of March.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: May 4, 2020 3:36:08 pm
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The Delhi Cabinet Monday approved a compensation of Rs 1 crore for the family of IB staffer Ankit Sharma, who was killed during the north-east Delhi riots in February.

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal made the announcement through a tweet. The decision to grant the compensation was taken in the first week of March.

“Ankit Sharma was brutally murdered during the Delhi riots. We had announced a compensation of Rs 1 crore for his family. Today, the Cabinet has approved that decision. Hopefully, the amount will reach his family very soon,” Kejriwal tweeted.

Sharma, who was employed as a security assistant in the Intelligence Bureau (IB), was a resident of Chand Bagh, one of the worst-hit localities during the riots.

His body was fished out of a canal near the neighbourhood on February 26. The Delhi Police Special Cell had in March arrested a man for the murder.

Earlier, Sharma’s family had alleged the involvement of suspended AAP councillor Tahir Hussain in the murder. Based on their complaint, Hussain was arrested.

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