New Delhi: Shahrukh, the man who had opened fire at cops in violence-hit Jaffrabad has been arrested from Uttar Pradesh’s Shamli on Tuesday. A team of the narcotics unit of the Delhi Police crime branch took him into the custody, said reports. Later in the day, Delhi Police will brief media on details of his arrest. Also Read - Delhi Riots: First Chargesheet Filed; 'Gunman' Shahrukh, Two Others Named
Earlier, Shahrukh, a resident of Shahdra had managed to flee while the police were preoccupied with the violence. The police is in search of his (Shahrukh) family as well. Also Read - Delhi Violence: Suspended AAP Councillor Tahir Hussain Booked Under UAPA Over Murder of IB Staffer
On February 24, when the clashes had erupted in Jaffrabad between pro and anti-CAA protesters, a video of Shahrukh brandishing a country-made pistol at Delhi Police head constable Deepak Dahia went viral. Also Read - Tahir Hussain Arrested And Remanded to 4-Day Police Custody in IB Staffer's Murder Case
In the video, the man in red shirt, was seen confronting Dahia, an unarmed Police officer, intimidating him and forcing him to back away with his hands raised before firing repeatedly into the air.
“The day on which the communal violence broke out in northeast Delhi, I was called for emergency duty from my training centre. Suddenly a man in maroon colour T-shirt came charging at me and threatened to shoot me. He could have opened fire at me, but I remained calm and did not show my fear,” Dahia had told reporters couple of days ago.
He further said, “He could have fired at me but I showed my stick to him and dared him to do so. I also warned him with the stick. I stayed put in front of him and asked him to put down the gun. It worked and the man retreated firing in the air.”
“It was because of the police training that I gathered guts to confront this man,” the cop who stared at death during communal violence added.
About Delhi violence:
Violence devastated northeast Delhi for 3 days since February 23 and continued till February 25 night. Over 47 people lost their lives while over 200 people have been injured in the communal clash.
Around 1000 people have been arrested so far in the violence related incidents. Besides, 200 FIRs have been lodged so far in this connection and out of these, 40 contain murder related sections. These FIRs include charges of instigating violence, arms act, attempt to murder, causing harm to government property and obstructing the government’s work.