Rapid Action Force deployed in Shaheen Bagh

This comes after the third incident of firing in the Jamia Nagar area, wherein a scooty-borne man fired a shot in the air near Jamia University.

Published: 03rd February 2020 08:12 PM  |   Last Updated: 03rd February 2020 08:12 PM   |  A+A-

The Indian national flag was unfurled by the protestors at Shaheen Bagh in the national capital on the occasion of 71st Republic Day. (Photo | Parveen Negi, EPS)

By ANI

NEW DELHI: Rapid Action Force was on Monday deployed near Shaheen Bagh area where protest has been underway since December last year, against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).

This comes after the third incident of firing in the Jamia Nagar area, wherein a scooty-borne man fired a shot in the air near Jamia University's gate number 5 on Sunday around 11.30 pm. The gunman was riding pillion and the two then escaped towards the Holy Family Hospital.

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Meanwhile, Delhi police have said that the deployment is a routine affair.

Meanwhile, a person, who supplied the firearm to the 'minor shooter' who fired near Jamia, has been arrested and sent to judicial custody till February 28, Delhi Police said.

The man has been identified as Ajeet (25), who is a wrestler by profession from Sahajpur village in Aligarh district.

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