News By/Courtesy: Ishita | 04 Mar 2020 19:43pm IST

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Caught after 8 day hunt
  • He was planning on to change his location
  • Various sections of IPC and Arms Act imposed on him

New Delhi: Mohammad Shahrukh was arrested by Delhi Police on Tuesday, ending eight-day-long search for the man who aimed a gun at the policeman and then fired several rounds of bullets on the crowd in Jafrabad last Monday, when the violence in north-east Delhi turned into a communal riot. Police said that he is a college drop-out who runs a socks manufacturing unit in Usmanpur. He was arrested by the Delhi Police in an early morning raid in Uttar Pradesh's Shamli. After the initial interrogation the police released a statement by him in which he said that he has fired the bullets in a fit of rage and sudden provocation after seeing all the violence, and he was not leading a mob. The police said that he has no added previous criminal record, and bought the pistol two years back. Shahrukh, who fled Jafrabad after the incident, videos of which went viral on social media, spent last Monday sleeping in his Maruti Esteem car in Connaught place, and then left for Jalandhar, from where he later moved to Bareilly and then Shamli. Additional commissioner of Police said that they recieved the information that Shahrukh was hiding in Shamli and was planning on to changing his location.

He has been booked under sections 186 (obstructing public servant in disscharge of public functions), 353 (assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty), 307 (attempt to murder) under the Indian Penal Code and various other sections of the Arma Act. He told the police that he inspired to become a model and often uplods his vidoes on Tik Tok.

A total number of 47 people were killed and over 350 people were injured in Delhi riots between Feburary 23 and 25.

Section Editor: Kajal Jain | 05 Mar 2020 11:40am IST


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