Delhi riots: Police nabs gun-wielding Shahrukh, flip-flops on Tahir Hussain


A week after Mohammed Shahrukh was seen brandishing a gun in the middle of the street during the riots in northeast Delhi, the police have arrested him from Uttar Pradesh’s Shamli district.

Addressing a press conference, Additional Commissioner of Police (Crime Branch) A.K. Singhla said, “He (Shahrukh) was planning to flee from Shamli but was nabbed and later brought to Delhi.” Shahrukh has been booked under charges for attempt to murder.
He has been charged under Sections 307 (attempt to murder), 186, 353 of IPC and Arms Act. Further sections will be added during the course of investigation if needed. We will try to get his maximum possible remand,” he added.

Meanwhile Delhi police pulled off a massive flip-flop on whether they had “rescued” suspended AAP Councillor Tahir Hussain “on the intervening night of 24th-25th”.At first Singla had said Hussain was indeed rescued that night from his lane when “some people had told them that some councillor is stuck and feeling insecure.”

Then news agency ANI tweeted a clarification saying that “Delhi Police Sources now clarify that Tahir Hussain did not require rescuing; on the intervening night of 24-25 Feb, news of the Councillor being stuck was received by police, upon investigation it was found the Councillor was safe in his house.”


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