Kejriwal presents government work certificate to relative of Delhi riot victim


Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday handed over a letter of nomination for a government post to the brother of late Ankit Sharma, a member of the intelligence bureau, Ankur Sharma.

Mr Ankit Sharma was killed during the 2020 riots in northeast Delhi. His body was found in a sewer near his home in the riot-hit Chand Bagh region in February 2020.

Mr. Kejriwal said that even though the loss of Mr. Ankit Sharma’s life could not be compensated, he hoped that this government work and ₹1 crore financial aid would bring strength and support to the family.

Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, who also holds the education portfolio, said Mr Ankur Sharma was appointed to the education department as a “junior assistant”. Mr. Sisodia urged Mr. Ankur Sharma to accept the offer and wished him good luck on this occasion.

“We can never make up for the loss of a loved one’s life, but I hope this government work and ₹1 crore aid will bring strength to the family. We will continue to back and support them whenever needed,” the chief minister tweeted.

Meanwhile, appealing for help from the government, Delhi BJP spokesman Praveen Shankar Kapoor said it was “regrettable” that on the one hand Mr Kejriwal and the leader of the AAP, Durgesh Pathak, ‘played politics’ over the compensation package given to Mr Sharma’s family, while on the other gave ‘political patronage to his murderer’ Tahir Hussain, an adviser PAA suspended.

After receiving the work certificate from the CM, Mr. Ankur Sharma said, “My brother Ankit Sharma died during the Delhi riots. Since then, the Delhi government has supported me and my family every step of the way.

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