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Father Of Shaheen Bagh Shooter: "My Son A Sewak Of Modi,Amit Shah"
The man who caught firing the air at Delhi's Shaheen Bagh last week triggered controversy when his father claimed this evening that his son was a "supporter" of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah. His father claimed that he or his son had "nothing to do with politics".
Father Of Shaheen Bagh Shooter: "My Son A Sewak Of Modi, Amit Shah"
New Delhi: The man who caught firing the air at Delhi's Shaheen Bagh last week triggered controversy when his father claimed this evening that his son was a "supporter" of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah. His father claimed that he or his son had "nothing to do with politics".
Neither I nor my family has anything to do with AAP. They came to the campaign during the Lok Sabha election (last year) and made us all wear AAP caps and that is what the photo is," Kapil's father Gaje Singh had said.
Kapil Gujjar's father and brother had denied any connection with Delhi's ruling party.
Last evening, according to the police the 25-year old, who shouted "Jai Shri Ram" as he fired shots near the anti-citizenship law protest venue at shaheen bagh had confessed to being a member of AAP.
My son is a supporter of Modi... He was a follower of Modi and Amit Shah," he told news agency ANI. Insisting that his son had nothing to do with politics, he said Kapil Gujjar was "troubled about the roads being blocked at Shaheen Bagh... because a job would take him four hours instead of one".
Father of Kapil Gujjar said that his son also shares right-wing, nationalistic views.
While AAP's Sanjay Singh accused the police of taking orders from Home Minister Amit Shah, the BJP said the evidence from the investigation was a vindication of their claim that AAP and its chief were engineering the protests.
Mr. Kejriwal, who earlier today accused Amit Shah of using the police for a "petty conspiracy", attacked the BJP again after the shooter's father's fresh comments.
"The BJP is playing dirty politics with Delhi's law and order and the nation's security. Slapping false allegations against AAP two days ahead of the election is dirty politics. Now the truth is out," his Hindi tweet, roughly translated, read.
भाजपा दिल्ली की क़ानून व्यवस्था और देश की सुरक्षा के साथ गंदी राजनीति और खिलवाड़ कर रही है। चुनाव के दो दिन पहले आम आदमी पार्टी पर झूठा आरोप लगाना गंदी राजनीति थी। आज सच सामने आ गया। https://t.co/LYbkuOHxOc— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) February 5, 2020
Saturday's shooting took place amid a deluge of hate speech from senior BJP leaders like Yogi Adityanath and union minister Anurag Thakur, who suggested the use of bullets against "traitors" and "terrorists".
It was the second incident of threat against anti-CAA protesters and took place days after Anurag Thakur's rally where slogans of "Goli maaro sa*** ko" were raised.
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