Delhi riots accused Shahrukh arrested by Delhi Police Crime Branch from UP.

Delhi riots accused Shahrukh, the man in a red t-shirt who had opened fire at police during violence in North East Delhi on 24th February, has been arrested by Delhi Police Crime Branch from Uttar Pradesh.

A gun-wielding man who was seen confronting an unarmed policeman during violence at Maujpur in northeast Delhi has been arrested from Uttar Pradesh and is being brought to Delhi, officials said on Tuesday.

In a video that went viral last week, the man, identified as 33-year-old Shahrukh, could be seen pointing his country-made pistol at the policeman on the Jaffrabad-Maujpur road on February 24.

Delhi riots accused Shahrukh

The man fired eight rounds in the presence of police personnel.

According to a report in IANS, Delhi Police sources on Monday that many suspicious articles were found in Shahrukh Khan’s house.

A Joint Commissioner level officer of Delhi Police, requesting anonymity, told IANS: “Arrests of Shahrukh and Tahir are very crucial for us. Both could prove vital links in the investigation”.

Around 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.

Around 1000 people have been arrested so far in the violence-related incidents.

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