Delhi violence: 436 cases registered, 1,427 people arrested or detained (Photo Credit: IANS)
The Delhi Police has registered 436 FIRs and arrested or detained over 1,400 for the alleged involvement in the communal violence in northeast Delhi, an officer said on Tuesday. Out of 436 cases, 45 were registered under the Arms Act, the officer added. The police said that the situation in the riot-affected areas of the national capital is under control as the police control room (PCR) did not receive calls of rioting in the past six days.
Meanwhile, Mohammed Shahrukh - whose video of confronting a policeman while brandishing a pistol at him during violence at northeast Delhi's Maujpur last week went viral, has been sent to 4-day police custody after being arrested from Uttar Pradesh's Shamli district on Tuesday. He was produced before a court and remanded to four-day police custody. Addressing a press conference, Additional Commissioner of Police (Crime Branch) AK Singhla said Shahrukh (23) fled to Punjab after his video was widely circulated on social media and shown on news channels. He was hiding at a friend's house in Shamli, he added.
Based on information received and extensive discreet inquiries conducted in different parts of Delhi and Uttar Pradesh, the police zeroed in on the area around Shamli and Kairana, Singhla said. On the intervening night of Monday and Tuesday, police received information that Shahrukh would be coming to Shamli bus stand between 10 am and 12 noon to meet someone, he said.
A trap was laid and he was arrested, the officer added. "He (Shahrukh) was planning to flee Shamli but was nabbed and later brought to Delhi," Singhla said.
"We are trying to recover the pistol used by him during the violence. He was fond of buying pistols. He had procured a 7.65 mm pistol and ammunition about two years ago from one of his (factory) labourers," Singhla said.