Shaheen Bagh shooter adds new twist to BJP vs AAP battle
New Delhi : In a new twist to BJP vs AAP battle over the Shaheen Bagh shooter, his father has claimed that neither he nor his son belongs to Aam Aadmi Party, contradicting claims made by the Delhi Police officer based on the observation of pictures received in his mobile phone.
On Tuesday evening, the Delhi Police had released the statement that 25-year-old Kapil Gujjar has confessed that he is 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.
Despite the pictures released by the Delhi Police, the family has claimed that they have no connection with the AAP.
"Neither me nor my family has anything to do with AAP. They came to campaign during the Lok Sabha election (last year) and made us all wear AAP caps and that is what the photo is," Kapil's father Gaje Singh said.
"I used to be in BSP and fought an election as BSP candidate in 2012. After that I was unwell so I quit politics. We have nothing to do with politics. This time, when the BJP candidate came to campaign here, I garlanded him too like I would welcome any other candidate," he added.
Kapil Gujjar is accused of firing two-three gun shots in the air in Shaheen Bagh area where women, children and hundreds of people have been sitting in protest against the CAA. 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)."
AAP on Tuesday slammed the Delhi Police and accused them of working under the directions of Union Home Minister Amit Shah.
"At this time now, just before elections, photos and conspiracies will be found. The BJP will do as much dirty politics as they can. What does having a picture with someone mean?" he was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.