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Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal Reacts To Latest Shaheen Bagh Shooting, Targets Amit Shah

This Is The Second Time This Week That An Armed Man Has Entered The Site Where The Protest Against The Citizenship (Amendment) Act Has Been Going On Since Over A Month.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Aniruddha Dhar | Updated on: 01 Feb 2020, 07:33:46 PM
Shaheen Bagh

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal. (Photo Credit: PTI file)

New Delhi:

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday hit out at Union Home Minister Amit Shah after a man, earlier in the day, fired two rounds in air in the Shaheen Bagh area in Jamia Nagar, where an anti-CAA protest is on. The man was taken into custody by the police.

“Amit Shah ji, what have you turned Delhi to? Bullets are being fired in broad daylight. Law and order situation is destroyed openly. Elections will keep come and go, but for the sake of the people of Delhi, please pay attention to the law and order situation,” Kejriwal tweeted in Hindi.

No one was injured in the incident which occurred at around 5 pm. This is the second time this week that an armed man has entered the site where the protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act has been going on since over a month.

According to eyewitnesses, the man, who identified himself as Kapil Gurjar, opened fire close to the police barricades, nearly 250 metres behind the stage. He was overpowered by police personnel and taken into custody.

"The accused fired in air near police barricades. He was overpowered by police personnel and taken into custody. Further investigation is on," said Chinmoy Biswal, Deputy Commissioner of Police (southeast) said.

"Only Hindus will get to call the shots in our country and nobody else (Hamare desh mein sirf Hinduon ki chalegi. Aur kisi ki nahi chalegi)," the man shouted while he was being taken into custody.

Abu Ala Suhani, a publisher and resident of Shaheen Bagh said: "The man appeared be in his 20s and fired two rounds. While he was being taken into custody, we heard a policeman, asking him his name. The man said his name was Kapil Gurjar and he belongs to Dallupura village in Uttar Pradesh."

He shouted "Hindu Rashtra Zindabad" and fired two rounds.

Police said that they are verifying his identity.

The incident comes days after a local contractor armed with a gun had come to the site and asked the people to end the protest.

On Thursday, a youth had fired on anti-CAA protesters at Jamia Millia Islamia injuring a student.

(With PTI inputs)

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First Published : 01 Feb 2020, 06:29:44 PM