CAA protests: Man opens fire at protesters near Jamia, studnet injured [Video]
An unidentified armed man commenced firing at people demonstrating against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) near the Jamia Millia Islamia university in Delhi this afternoon, giving rise to chaos and panic in the area. One person has been injured.
In a video recording, the man, with a black jacket, can be witnessed walking on a road, brandishing a gun as he shouts "Yeh lo aazadi” at the protesters.
The man has been taken into custody by the police after he was overpowered.
The man who was shot at was seen being taken away, as he walked with his hands in blood. He has been taken to a nearby hospital.
#UPDATE Delhi Police: Man, who brandished the gun and opened fire in Jamia area, has been taken into custody. He is being questioned. The injured, said to be a student, has been admitted to a hospital. Investigation is continuing. https://t.co/6Mh2021fyw— ANI (@ANI) January 30, 2020
The traffic has also been diverted in all the roads near the location.
Curretly, hundreds of women protesting at Shaheen Bagh, for approximately six weeks were refused permission by Delhi Police to take out a protest march from Jamia Millia Islamia to Rajghat, Mahatma Gandhi's memorial. The protesters said that they had planned a peaceful march to the Rajghat on the 72nd death anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.