An Intelligence Bureau (IB) officer was found dead in violence-hit Chand Bagh area of northeast Delhi today. The person was identified as Ankit Sharma and his body was recovered from a drain in Chand Bagh area, Hindustan Times reported. The officer killed was 26-years old and worked as security assistant in the IB, his uncle said.
Condoling the death of the IB officer Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal tweeted, "Such a tragic loss of life. The culprits must not be spared. 20 people have already lost their lives. So painful to watch people of Delhi suffering."
"Praying that we recover from this tragedy soon n work together to undo damage done to people and communities," the CM tweeted.
The violence in northeast Delhi over the amended citizenship act has claimed 21 lives till now.
Meanwhile, the Congress launched a blistering attack on the centre and Delhi government. Calling the recent violence in the city as 'planned conspiracy', Sonia Gandhi demanded Union Home Minister Amit Shah's resignation over the clashes. "CWC (Congress Working Committee) believes Home Minister and Centre is responsible. The Home Minister should tender his resignation with immediate effect," the Congress party's interim chief said.
Earlier in the day Arvind Kejriwal had said that Delhi Police, despite all efforts, is "unable to control the situation and instill confidence" in view of violence in the capital and recommended calling in the Army. He further stated that he is writing to Union Home Minister Amit Shah in this regard.
Security personnel have been deployed in several areas of North-East Delhi in the wake of incidents of violence and arson in the past three days. Deployments have been made in Maujpur, Seelampur and Gokulpuri areas.