Father and brother of Shaheen Bagh Shooter have denied any connection with Delhi’s ruling party despite photos with senior AAP leaders.
New Delhi| The family of the shooter who fired at the Shaheen Bagh protest in Delhi last week has denied of links with the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), contradicting the police and intensifying the raging political fight between AAP and the BJP just three days ahead elections in the capital.
Yesterday, the police claimed that Kapil Gujjar, 25, who shouted “Jai Shri Ram” as he fired shots near the anti-citizenship law protest at Shaheen Bagh, had confessed to being a member of AAP. They also released a photo from the shooter’s phone that they said established him as an AAP member, wearing the party’s trademark cap.
In a new development today, the Economic Times shared a video where the father is seen clearly distancing himself and his shooter son from AAP or any other party.
He further adds that Kapil Gujjar is influenced by Modi and Shah. ” My son is a sewak of Modi and Shah” he said, referring to the Prime Minister and the Home Minister.
— Economic Times (@EconomicTimes) February 5, 2020
Kapil Gujjar had fired two or three times in the air, standing near the spot where hundreds of women and children were sitting. While being led away, he was heard saying: “Humare desh mein sirf Hinduon ki chalegi aur kisi ki nahi (in our country only Hindus will prevail).”
The AAP has questioned the police investigation alleging it was under influence of the BJP.