NEW DELHI :
SENIOR officials of the Election Commission and the Delhi Police on Wednesday inspected the Shaheen Bagh area, the site of anti-CAA protests for over 50 days, and encouraged protesters to vote in the Assembly polls due on February 8, officials said.
The Delhi poll body has put all five polling stations in the Shaheen Bagh area under the “critical” category. “Special expenditure observer and special observer police, along with senior police officials, inspected the area for over an hour. We spoke to some of the protesters and they said they would participate in the elections,” Joint Commissioner of Police (Southern Range) Devesh Srivastava said.
‘Shaheen Bagh shooter had joined AAP last year’
NEW DELHI :
SPECIAL Commissioner of Police (Intelligence) Praveer Ranjan on Wednesday said Kapil Baisala who opened fired at the Shaheen Bagh protest site had “admitted during investigation” that he had joined AAP last year. Addressing a press conference here, he said the pictures purportedly showing him joining the Aam Aadmi Party were in the “public domain” and found during the probe.
The Delhi Police told a court here on Thursday that Kapil Baisala was associated with a political party and the agency needed to interrogate him to ascertain if the alleged incident was part of any “political conspiracy”. The probe agency further told the court Baisala did not do it in a rush of blood and it was a “well-thought-out” incident. Additional Commissioner of Police Manoj Pant sought three days remand for custodial interrogation of Baisala on the ground that the accused was misleading the probe agency.