The Bharatiya Janata Social gathering (BJP) was left red-faced on Wednesday after it inducted 23-year-old Kapil Gujjar who was arrested earlier this yr for opening hearth at Delhi’s Shaheen Bagh through the protest towards the Citizenship Modification Act (CAA).
Dealing with flak on social media, the BJP made a u-turn inside hours and expelled Gujjar.
Citing his controversial involvement within the Shaheen Bagh capturing incident, the BJP’s Ghaziabad unit said that the occasion wasn’t conscious of Gujjar’s function. The occasion has determined to point out the exit path to Gujjar after studying about his prison act.
Gujjar was detained by the police on February 1 this yr following the firing incident and was booked for opening hearth within the air at Shaheen Bagh, the place protests towards the Citizenship Modification Act (CAA) had been held since December final yr. He was later despatched to two-day police custody.
On being detained by the police, the person was caught on digital camera saying, “No different neighborhood could have a say on this nation. Solely Hindus will.”
Hindustan Instances had reported that Gujjar, who opened hearth lower than 150 metres away from the Shaheen Bagh protest web site, had advised investigators he bought the country-made pistol seven years in the past for “celebratory firing” throughout his brother’s wedding ceremony. He, nonetheless, claimed that he doesn’t keep in mind the identify of the particular person from whom he bought it, or how a lot he paid.