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Family Of Shaheen Bagh Shooter's Denies Links To AAP,Controvert Delhi Cops
The man who fired shots at the Shaheen bagh protest in Delhi last week his family has denied his link to the Aam Aadmi Party(AAP), contradicting the police.
Family Of Shaheen Bagh Shooter's Denies Links To AAP, Controvert Delhi Cops
New Delhi: The man who fired shots at the Shaheen bagh protest in Delhi last week his family has denied his link to the Aam Aadmi Party(AAP), contradicting the police.
Last evening, according to the police told Kapil Gujjar 25, who allegedly shouted "Jai Sri Ram" as he fired shots standing near police barricades on Saturday has confessed to being a member of AAP, they also released a photo from the shooter's phone that they said established him as an AAP member, wearing the party's trademark cap.
"In our initial investigation, we found some photos from Kapil's phone that establish what he has already disclosed -- that he and his father had joined AAP a year ago," Rajesh Deo, a senior officer of the Crime Branch told reporters, referring to photos that were leaked to the media earlier.
In the photos, the man can be seen with senior AAP leaders like Atishi and Sanjay Singh.
"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 said.
"I used to be in BSP and fought an election as BSP candidate in 2012. After that I was unwell so I quit politics. We have nothing to do with politics. This time, when the BJP candidate came to campaign here, I garlanded them as well, like I would welcome any other candidate," he added.
Kapil Gujjar had fired two or three times in the air, standing near the spot where hundreds of women and children were sitting. While being led away, he was heard saying: "Humare desh mein sirf Hinduon ki chalegi aur kisi ki nahi (in our country only Hindus will prevail)."
AAP hit back, with senior party leader Sanjay Singh pointing out that Amit Shah heads the home ministry -- to which the Delhi Police reports.
"At this time now, just before elections, photos and conspiracies will be found. Three to four days are left for the elections. The BJP will do as much dirty politics as they can. What does having a picture with someone mean?" he was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.
One year ago (the shooter) and his family joined AAP. Sanjay Singh is saying what does a photo mean. The photo is from when you inducted him in the party. You have been unmasked. How far will you go for dirty politics," said Union Minister Prakash Javadekar?
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.
On Thursday, a 17-year-old school student from Uttar Pradesh had fired a crude pistol at unarmed protesters at Jamia Millia University barely two km away, with dozens of policemen watching.
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