NEW DELHI: Mohammed Shahrukh, the man who opened fire at policemen during the whole scenario of Delhi violence, gets arrested by the Delhi Police. The man was identified and caught because of a video made by a man standing on the roof of a nearby building.
In the video, Shahrukh was seen continuously firing bullets (a total of 8 bullets) while he marched towards a policeman. On the other hand, the cop was standing tall in front of him fearlessly.
Meanwhile, former Chief Information Commissioner Wajahat Habibullah and others lodged FIRs regarding the recent Delhi violence over the Citizenship Amendment Act. The Supreme Court will hear the case on Wednesday as the application was marked for urgent listing. The bench will comprise of justices SK Kaul and KM Joseph.
Earlier today, Delhi's chief minister Arvind Kejriwal tweeted his concern and appealed everyone to maintain the peace in the national captain which has gone unheard. He wrote, "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."
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— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) February 25, 2020
Am meeting all MLAs (of all parties) of affected areas along wid senior officials in a while
The scenes at the northeast part of Delhi is horrific. In Karawal Nagar and Majupur area, vehicles were set ablaze whereas many masked men started stone-pelting in certain areas.
A statement released by the Delhi Police stated that the situation is quite tense. It read, "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. We received total 45 fire calls since yesterday till 3 am today; 3 firemen got injured, 1 fire tender was set ablaze."
According to government sources, the violence in Delhi has been "orchestrated" by some people so as to gain publicity as US President Donald Trump is on his visit to India. The sources also added that Amulya Patnaik, the Delhi Police Commissioner, is closely monitoring the situation and is stationed at the police control room.