NEW DELHI: The man who fired aerial shots at Shaheen Bagh protest site on Saturday has told the police that he was angry with the traffic blockade as his cousin's wedding is approaching and he had to run around a lot make arrangments, police sources said.
The police have detained the man, identified as Kapil Gujjar, a resident of Dallupura village near Delhi-Noida border, said Chinmoy Biswal, DCP, South-East.
"The police personnel overpowered and detained him on the spot while he was firing in the air. He is being interrogated. He said his name is Kapil. An FIR is being registered, further investigation is underway," said DCP Biswal while speaking to the reporters here.
Delhi DCP Chinmay Biswal on the incident of firing in Shaheen Bagh: 2 empty bullet shells were recovered from the spot. A country-made pistol was seized from his possession. FIR has been registered under Arms Act & IPC Sections at Shaheen Bagh police station, investigation is on. pic.twitter.com/PKnoaZDvUA— ANI (@ANI) February 1, 2020
According to Delhi Police sources, Kapil has told the police that the protest at Shaheen Bagh caused traffic jams in the area. His cousin sister's wedding was coming up and he used to get stuck in traffic for hours while going to Lajpat Nagar to make arrangements. Hence, he took this step.
#WATCH Delhi: Man who fired bullets in Shaheen Bagh has been taken away from the spot by police. The man claims to be Kapil Gujjar, a resident of Dallupura village (near Noida border). pic.twitter.com/6xHxREQOe1— ANI (@ANI) February 1, 2020
The man had fired in the air, Biswal said. The weapon used by him has been seized.
Empty bullet shells were seen at the site where the man, a resident of Dallupura village (near Noida border), opened fire in Shaheen Bagh today. However, no injuries have been reported in the incident.
Protests against Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) have been going on in at Delhi's Shaheen Bagh for over a month now.