New Delhi: Mohammad Luqmaan, the man who brandished a gun and created a furer at the Shaheen Bagh protest area on Tuesday said that he had been living in the area for the past 30 years. He always carries a gun wherever he goes. “I went there to speak to protestors to open the road. I always carry my gun with me, someone saw it & took it out, I don’t know who it was,” Mohammad Luqmaan said. Also Read - 'Why Has no Shaheen Bagh Protester Fallen Sick or Died Until Now,' Dilip Ghosh Courts Controversy
Arguments erupted between the demonstrators and a group of men, who had gone to Shaheen Bagh on Tuesday to talk to the protestors, after which a person brandished a pistol to the protestors. Also Read - Panic at Shaheen Bagh as Man Enters With Gun, Owerpowered by Protesters | Watch
According to the police, the pistol belonged to Mohammad Luqmaan but was brandished by another person at the protest site. The pistol was seized by the police and a case has been registered in the matter. Also Read - 'They Will Rape Your Sisters, Daughters': BJP MP Makes Provocative Statement Against Shaheen Bagh Protesters
Protests have been going on at Shaheen Bagh since December 15 last year against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA). A petition has been filed in the Supreme Court last week seeking appropriate directions to the police to open the Kalindi Kunj-Shaheen Bagh stretch.