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Delhi violence: Man wielding a gun who opened fire has been identified as Shahrukh

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  25 Feb 2020 7:02 AM GMT

NEW DELHI: In a viral video from Jaffrabad area, a man wielding a gun is seen confronting an unarmed police officer and forcing him to retreat. After this he fires repeatedly in the air. The man has been identified as Shahrukh.

He will be booked under the Arms Act.

He comes from Delhi's Shahdara area.

The incident happened on Monday when violence broke out in Delhi. Clashes between pro and anti CAA group had left five dead and several injured, claim reports.

Delhi’s Chief Minister, Arvind Kejriwal tweeted, “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.”

Sporadic incidents of stone-pelting between anti and pro-CAA groups at Maujpur in east Delhi broke a relative lull in tension over the contentious Citizenship Amendment Act. The police fired teargas shells. The tension erupted after a pro-CAA rally in the area was stoned by a group of anti-CAA protesters. Following stone-pelting by both groups, the police stepped in to disperse the two groups.

Metro stations have been shut down in the area as a precautionary measure. Metro rail stations that have been shut down include the Maujpur-Babarpur and the Seelampur metro station, adding to the overall congestion and chaos prevailing in the area. More security forces are being directed to the spot from other areas including nearby Jaffrabad.

Bhim Army Chief, Chandra Shekhar Azad has blamed the BJP as well as Delhi police for the attack.

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