GUN-toting riot accused says got carried away by YouTube

GUN-toting riot accused says got carried away by YouTube

SHAHRUKH PATHAN, who was pictured pointing a pistol at a policeman during the North East Delhi riots, got excited after watching a YouTube video on anti-CAA protest at maujpur chowk is disclosure statement two police has said following this he joined the protest, pelted stones and fired at police officers, it stated.

A photo of him brandishing the pistol had gone viral online."I dropped out of BA second-year course. my brother and I worked in socks manufacturing on 23/02/2020 I saw on YouTube that a protest against CAA Boss underway at maujpur chowk and got excited. on 24/02/2020 around 11 a.m. I went to maujpur chowk where two groups Pro CAA and anti CAA, started pelting stones at each other I also started pelting stones and I also had a pistol with me which I pointed at police officers and fired I can identify the other accused from the protest footage and help in their arrest I made a mistake please forgive me" Shahrukh's statement read.

police have named him into cases he has been charged with rioting and other relevant sections for allegedly pointing a gun at head constable Deepak Dahiya during the riots on February 24.he was arrested from Uttar Pradesh in March and is currently in judicial custody.

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