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Man opens fire in Shaheen Bagh area, taken into police custody; no casualty

According to eyewitnesses, the man opened fire behind the stage at the site where the protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act has been going on since over a month

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Shaheen Bagh
Man who opened fire at Shaheen Bagh taken into police custody. Photo: ANI twitter

A man on Saturday fired two rounds in air in the Shaheen Bagh area, where an anti-CAA protest is on, following which he was taken into custody by police, eyewitnesses said.

No one was injured in the incident which occurred at around 4:53 pm.

According to eyewitnesses, the man opened fire behind the stage at the site where the protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act has been going on since over a month.

The man was overpowered by locals and handed over to the police.

The incident comes days after a local contractor armed with a gun had come to the site and asked the people to end the protest.

On Thursday, a youth had fired on anti-CAA protesters at Jamia Millia Islamia injuring a student.

First Published: Sat, February 01 2020. 17:25 IST
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