The man named as one Mohammed Shahrukh had fired eight rounds during the violence. (Photo Credit: Twitter)
New Delhi :
The Delhi Police arrested the man, who was caught on camera opening fire at the cops during the widespread rioting, on Tuesday morning. The man named as one Mohammed Shahrukh had fired eight rounds during the violence. In a video of the incident, shot on a mobile phone by an eyewitness standing on the roof of a nearby building, the man was seen firing the bullets as he approached towards a policeman. The video showed the brave police personnel standing tall in front of the gunman. The gunman fired once into the air as stones and chunks of concrete rain down all around him.
Meanwhile, the Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to hear an application filed by former Chief information Commissioner Wajahat Habibullah and others seeking lodging of FIRs with regard to the recent violence in Delhi over the amended citizenship law. The application was mentioned for urgent listing before a bench of justices SK Kaul and KM Joseph. The bench agreed to hear the matter on Wednesday.
Earlier in the day, Kejriwal issued an appeal for communal harmony on Twitter. ‘Am v worried abt prevailing situation in certain parts of Del. All of us together shud make all efforts to restore peace in our city. I again urge everyone to shun violence Am meeting all MLAs (of all parties) of affected areas along wid senior officials in a while (sic),” Kejriwal said on micro-blogging site. The Supreme Court will hear the matter of Delhi violence Wednesday.
Vehicles were set ablaze in Majupur and Karawal Nagar area. Stone-pelting by masked men was also reported from parts of North-East Delhi. Teams of the Delhi Police and Rapid Action Force held flag march in the Brahmpuri area on Tuesday morning, news agency ANI said. According to the statement released by the Delhi Police, “the situation is very tense. We are continuously receiving calls related to incidents of violence from North-East Delhi. Commissioner of Police held a meeting at Seelampur DCP Office last night.” Th cops also gave details about the widespread incidents of arson. “We received total 45 fire calls since yesterday till 3 am today; 3 firemen got injured, 1 fire tender was set ablaze,” the statement added.
Government sources said the violence in the national capital appears to have been "orchestrated" by some for publicity as it comes at a time when Trump is visiting the country. They said Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik was stationed at the police control room and closely monitoring the situation.
On Monday, Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla told reporters the situation in the national capital was fully under control and sufficient forces were deployed on the ground. Officials said at least eight companies (100 personnel each) of central armed police were present on the ground, besides the Delhi Police.
(With agency inputs)