Deep rooted conspiracy behind killing of IB officer during Delhi riots, police tells court

New Delhi, Jun 3 (PTI) There was a deep rooted conspiracy behind the riots and ”murder” of IB officer Ankit Sharma during northeast Delhi violence as he was “specifically targeted” by a mob led by suspended AAP councillor Tahir Hussain,the police told a Delhi court in its charge sheet on Wednesday.

The Crime Branch of Delhi police filed the charge sheet before Metropolitan Magistrate Richa Parihar, who fixed the matter for consideration on June 16.

After killing Sharma, the mob had thrown his body in a nearby drain and was fished out the next day, police said.

“A witness standing on a terrace had captured a video on his mobile phone, in which a group of persons are seen dumping the dead body in the drain. During post mortem, the doctors found 51 sharp and blunt injuries on Ankit's body,” the charge sheet said. PTI UK URD SA