“Matter not communal”:Delhi Police says accused, who killed ASI Shambhu Dayal, is Hindu and not Mohammed Anish as claimed by Indian news channels including Aaj Tak


The Delhi Police has issued an extraordinary statement clarifying that the accused, who brutally killed one of its officers, Shambhu Dayal, was a Hindu and not Mohammed Anish as claimed by several top Indian TV channels including Aaj Tak.

Shambhu Dayal

The Delhi Police, in its statement, said, “The name of the accused who killed ASI Shambhu Dayal is Anish Raj, son – Prahlad Raj. This is a criminal. He attacked the ASI with a knife while he was being caught for stealing a mobile phone. The matter is not communal. Wrong and misleading information is being given by some handles in social media.”

Dayal, an assistant sub inspector with the Delhi Police was brutally stabbed to death by Anish Raj after he was caught by the officer for stealing mobile phones.

Hindutva hate TV channel, Sudarshan TV, had called Dayal’s killer a jihadi as it said his named was Mohammed Anish. Not to be left behind, Aaj Tak, a Hindi TV channel owned by India Today group, too had gone on air claiming that the killer of the Delhi Police official was a Muslim.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had announced a cash reward of Rs. 1 crore for Dayal’s family members.