New Delhi: Kapil Baisla, the man who opened fire amid a gathering of protestors at Delhi’s Shaheen Bagh was on Saturday granted bail by a Delhi Court. According to reports, he was asked to submit a bail amount of Rs 25,000 on the basis of which the court set him free. Also Read - Shaheen Bagh Vacated Amid Coronavirus Lockdown, Anti-CAA Protesters Detained
“On considering the totality of facts and circumstances, the accused Kapil Baisla is admitted to bail on furnishing bail bond in a sum of Rs 25,000,” the court statement read. However, the Delhi Police has opposed his release. Also Read - Coronavirus: Women at Lucknow's Clock Tower Call Off Protest Amid Statewide Shutdown
On the afternoon of February 1, Kapil had twice fired bullets in the air outside the barricaded area on the Sarita Vihar side of Shaheen Bagh, where a large number of women, most of them mothers and grandmothers from the neighbourhood, had staged a month-long sit-in against the Centre’s contentious Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA). Also Read - Shaheen Bagh Wears a Deserted Look as Delhi Imposes Lockdown Over Coronavirus
After being hauled by police personnel, he started chanting ‘Jai Shree Ram’ and shouted, “Hamare desh me aur kisi ki nahi chalegi, sirf Hinduon ki chalegi (Only Hindus will have a say in our country)”. He was arrested a day later and sent to police custody for two days.