Delhi: the man fires two rounds in the air in the Shaheen Bagh area; stopped
NEW DELHI: A man fired two shots in the air on Jamia Nagar on Saturday, where a protest against the CAA is underway, after which he was arrested by police, eyewitnesses said.
No one was injured in the incident that occurred around 5 p.m. This is the second time this week that an armed man enters the site where the protest against the Citizenship Law (Amendment) has been going on for more than a month.
According to eyewitnesses, the man, who identified himself as Kapil Gujjar, opened fire near the police barricades, almost 250 meters behind the stage. He was dominated by police personnel and taken into custody.
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The defendant fired into the air near the police barricades. He was dominated by police personnel and arrested. Investigations continue, said Chinmoy Biswal, deputy commissioner of police (southeast).
Only Hindus can make decisions in our country and no one else (Hamare desh mein sirf Hinduon ki chalegi. Aur kisi ki nahi chalegi), the man shouted while in custody.
Abu Ala Suhani, an editor and resident said: The man seemed to be in his 20s and shot twice. While he was being detained, we heard a policeman asking his name. The man said his name was Kapil Gujjar and he belongs to the town of Dallupura in Uttar Pradesh.
Shouted Hindu Rashtra Zindabad and fired two rounds.
Police said they are verifying their identity.
The incident occurs days after a local contractor armed with a gun had come to the site and asked people to end the protest.
On Thursday, a young man had shot anti-CAA protesters for hurting a student.