Delhi Assembly Polls: The high-stakes election is just days away. (Photo Credit: File)
BJP MP Gautam Gambhir while taking a jibe at Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday called him the 'chief pretender'. This came after the Delhi Crime Branch said Kapil Gujjar, who opened fired at the Shaheen Bagh protest site last week, is a member of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP). Taking to Twitter, Gautram Gambhir wrote: "This is an amazing Chief Minister!! Lied to Anna Hazare... Then lied to his friends... Lied to all governments... And then lied to thousands of 'Delhi' people!! Chief Minister or Chief Pretender??"
"AAP's message -- Entertain or Shake up... Seize the power... I appeal to the youth of Delhi, that on 8 February, the election of Delhi is not just a battle to save the future. We will fight these battles together and make Delhi 'Delhi' again. Jai hind (sic)," he said in another tweet.
The high-stakes Delhi election is just days away. Polls to the 70-member Delhi Assembly promises to be a triangular contest with the AAP hoping to retain power on the plank of development and the BJP and the Congress determined to put up a spirited challenge.
On Saturday, Kapil fired two rounds in air at Shaheen Bagh. According to eyewitnesses, the man shouted "Hindu Rashtra Zindabad" and fired two rounds. He was overpowered by the police and later arrested. In the pictures, it was seen that he and his father joined the party in the presence of Atishi Marlena, Sanjay Singh and other leaders, sources said.
The police said on Thursday, Gujjar, along with his friend Sarthak Larolla, went to Shaheen Bagh from his village on a bike. Through CCTV footage, it was found they took the DND flyover, Maharani Bagh, Sarai Jullena and reached Holy Family hospital, a senior police officer said.
"Baisala was not comfortable on the bike as he had hidden the pistol near his waist. They entered the hospital's parking where he adjusted the pistol, used the washroom and headed towards Shaheen Bagh,” the senior official added.
When they reached the protest site, Larolla left the spot with the motorcycle and Baisala's mobile phone. Later, Baisala fired two rounds in the air and was apprehended. The weapon was recovered from near the spot, the police said.
Larolla joined the investigation and the mobile phone was seized from his residence. Baisala has been remanded to police remand for two days. He had bought the pistol around seven years ago for his brother's marriage. The source of the weapon from where he procured it is yet to identified, police said.