Shahrukh, man who pointed gun at cop during Delhi riots, arrested (Photo Credit: File Photo)
A man, who seen wielding a gun and confronting a policeman during violence at Maujpur in northeast Delhi has been arrested from Uttar Pradesh and is being brought to Delhi, officials said on Tuesday. In pictures and vidoe that went viral last week, the man, identified as 33-year-old Mohammed Shahrukh, could be seen pointing his country-made pistol at the policeman on the Jaffrabad-Maujpur road on February 24. He was said to have fired eight rounds in the presence of police personnel.
"Shahrukh, the man in red t-shirt who had opened fire at police during violence in North East Delhi on 24th February, has been arrested by Delhi Police Crime Branch from Uttar Pradesh," tweeted news agency ANI.
Shahrukh was seen brandishing a gun in Maujpur area threatening to shoot Delhi Head Constable Deepak Dahiya from point-blank range. However, the policeman remained calm, stood his ground and forced Shahrukh to back down.
Dahiya, who got a lot of praise for his brave actions, said the safety of the public was the only thing on his mind when he confronted the Shahrukh and even dared him to take a shot at him. While speaking to news agency ANI, Dahiya said his parents got scared when they saw the pistol was pointed at him by Shahrukh. But they understand it’s his job they are proud of him.
Earlier, it was reported that Delhi Police had managed to arrest Shahrukh within days after he was caught on camera waving a gun at the Delhi Police officer. However, the police later said he was absconding. Now the police have confirmed that Shahrukh has finally been arrested. The communal violence over the amended citizenship law in Delhi has claimed at least 47 lives.