AAP Leader Sanjay Singh (Photo Credit: Twitter: ANI)
Amit Shah is the Home Minister, said Aam Aadmi Party leader Sanjay Singh minutes after the Crime Branch made a big statement that the Shaheen Bagh shooter Kapil Gujjar and his father are AAP members. Blaming the Bharatiya Janata Party for playing dirty politics, Sanjay Singh said, "Amit Shah is the Home Minister of the country at this time, now just before elections, photos and conspiracies will be found. 3-4 days are left for the elections, BJP will do as much dirty politics as they can."
Kapil Gujjar, who fired bullets in the air near Delhi's Shaheen Bagh area, the epicentre of the anti-Citizenship Amendment Act protest, and his father are members of the Aam Aadmi Party who has joined it last year, said the Delhi Crime Branch on Tuesday. "In our initial investigation, we have found some photos from Kapil's phone that establish… and he has already disclosed that he and his father had joined the AAP a year ago. We have taken his two-day remand," said Rajesh Deo, the DCP of Delhi Crime Branch.
Interestingly, the AAP earlier condemned the firing incident at Shaheen Bagh and reiterated that the BJP is planning to create "big disturbance" in the national capital to get the February 8 Assembly polls deferred as it could sense its defeat.
Delhi BJP's media in-charge for polls Ashok Goyal, however, dismissed the claim as "nonsensical". "What is happening in Delhi? I had warned that a big disturbance is planned by the BJP in Delhi and a big conspiracy is being hatched by the BJP to postpone the polls," senior AAP leader Sanjay Singh said.
A man fired two rounds in air in the Shaheen Bagh area in Jamia Nagar on Saturday, where an anti-CAA protest is on, following which he was taken into custody by police, eyewitnesses said. On Thursday, a similar incident had taken place near the Jamia university when a youth had fired on anti-CAA protesters injuring a student in the presence of police personnel.
In the wake of the Jamia shooting too, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) had claimed that the BJP was hatching a conspiracy to disrupt the ongoing protest at Shaheen Bagh and Jamia Millia Islamia urging the Election Commission to take cognisance.
"How is it possible that open firing is taking place in Delhi on a daily basis," Singh said, adding that the AAP has been seeking time from the EC to submit proof that the BJP was trying to disturb peace in the city. "It is surprising that the Aam Aadmi Party has been seeking time from the Election Commission of India since yesterday and it is unfortunate that the ECI has not responded so far," he told reporters.
Singh said the administrative machinery of Delhi is currently under the ECI and the commission should ensure that the atmosphere of Delhi is not allowed to be vitiated. “How is it possible that individuals in the national capital are brandishing dangerous weapons and are firing openly?” he said.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah is responsible for the law and order situation in Delhi but he is trying to create trouble, he said. Singh also slammed Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath for his alleged derogatory remarks against his Delhi counterpart Arvind Kejriwal.
"Yogi should have been arrested till now. He is mentally sick and requires treatment, and he should know treatment is free in Delhi," he said, adding that the EC should take strict action against Adityanath.