The Delhi Police, Crime Branch on February 4th, 2020 claimed that the youth Kapil Gujjar(25) who opened fire at a sit-in in Delhi’s Shaheen Bagh area on February 1st, 2020 is a member of the incumbent Aam Aadmi Party(AAP).
The police revealed that they found photographs from Kapil’s phone that established that he along with his father had joined the party in 2019.
The AAP has however refuted the allegations and accused the BJP of indulging in “dirty politics”.
Gujjar who fired two to three rounds at the protesters allegedly shouting “Jai Sri Ram” was detained by the police immediately. “Humare desh mein sirf Hinduon ki chalegi(in our country only Hindus will rule).” He was heard as saying in a viral video.
The revelation by the police — made just three days before the Delhi Assembly elections in Delhi has triggered a political storm.
Last week, a youth, who had gone to talk to the protesters at Shaheen Bagh, was seen brandished a country-made pistol. A video of the man is now available on social media. The youth was later whisked away from the protest site.
A video clip of a man, later said to be 17 and a juvenile, brandishing his gun and open firing at the crowd standing meters away from dozens of policemen deployed outside the Jamia Millia University on January 30th, 2020 sent shockwaves across the country.
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