Delhi court sends Shaheen Bagh shooter to 2-day police custody

This was the second such incident reported from Shaheen Bagh in a span of three days

Kapil was produced before Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Vijeta Singh Rawat. Photo: PTI File

A day after a man identified as Kapil Gujjar opened fire at protesters at southeast Delhi’s Shaheen Bagh area during a protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA), a court sent him to two-day police custody on Sunday (February 2).

Kapil was produced before Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Vijeta Singh Rawat. On Saturday, he had fired two rounds in the air at Shaheen Bagh, where anti-CAA protests are being held for over a month now.

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After being overpowered by police personnel, Kapil had chanted ‘Jai Shri Ram’ and said, “hamare desh me aur kisi ki nahi chalegi, sirf Hinduon ki chalegi (only Hindus shall have a say in our country, no one else),” as he was taken into custody by the Delhi Police.

This was the second such incident reported from Shaheen Bagh in a span of three days. A man had fired from a pistol on a group of anti-CAA protesters in the area on Thursday, injuring a student of the Jamia Millia Islamia University.

(With inputs from agencies)

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