Man Held from Telangana for Killing IB Officer During Northeast Delhi Riots

Delhi Police’s Particular Cell has arrested a 34-year-old man who’s accused of killing Intelligence Bureau officer Ankit Sharma throughout the 2020 northeast Delhi riots, officers stated on Wednesday. The accused, Munjtajim alias Musa Qureshi, is a resident of Chand Bagh. He was apprehended on Monday from Gayatri Nagar, Meerpet, Telangana, they stated.

In keeping with police, Sharma, an Intelligence Bureau officer, was additionally brutally killed by the mob at Chand Bagh Pulia, Khajoori Nala, Major Karawal Nagar throughout the riots on February 25. His physique was thrown by the accused within the close by Chand Bagh drain which was recovered the subsequent day, police stated.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (Particular Cell) PS Kushwah stated that in investigation, 10 accused had been arrested together with the then sitting councilor Tahir Hussain of the Aam Adami Celebration.

In keeping with the autopsy report, Sharma was stabbed 52 instances by sharp-edged weapons.

From the investigation and the interrogation of co-accused, Qureshi was additionally discovered to be an lively member of the mob. Since Qureshi had been evading his arrest and was absconding since February 2020, he was declared a proclaimed offender within the case by the Delhi courtroom.

A reward of Rs 50,000 had additionally been declared by the Delhi Police on the knowledge resulting in his arrest.

“Primarily based on supply enter, we came upon that Qureshi was residing in Telangana for the final six months. Subsequently, a group of the Particular Cell was despatched to Telangana to find and apprehend the accused. It additionally emerged that the accused used to go to a specific chemist store situated in Gayatri Nagar, Meerpet, Telangana. Subsequently, on Monday, when Qureshi was noticed going into the chemist store, he was apprehended,” the senior police officer stated.

Police stated after doing tailoring work for some years, Qureshi went to jail in a kidnapping and rape case. Within the jail, he met with a infamous legal — Mujeeb of Bareilly. After popping out of jail, the accused began working in Gazipur Murga Mandi along with his maternal uncle. However as a way to meet his bills, he began committing crimes.

“On February 24, 2020, Salman and Sameer went to Qureshi’s home in Chand Bagh. Within the night, they deliberate to take part within the northeast Delhi riots. The subsequent day, all of the three accused assembled close to Firdaus Masjid, Mustafabad and being extremely radicalized, additionally they concerned themselves within the riots within the space of Chand Bagh,” the DCP stated.

After discovering IB officer Sharma alone close to Chand Bagh Pulia, Qureshi alongside along with his mates and others brutally killed him. Each Salman and Sameer have been already arrested within the case, he stated.

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