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Viral video: Delhi riots accused Shahrukh Pathan receives rousing welcome while out on parole [Watch]

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 27 May 2022, 14:08 IST
Delhi riots accused Shahrukh Pathan.

The man, identified as Shahrukh Pathan who had allegedly pointed a gun at a policeman during the Delhi riots in 2020, got a grand welcome while out on parole. Videos of the incident have now gone viral on the internet.

Currently, Shahrukh Pathan is languishing in jail after a Delhi court pressed charges against him related to a host of crimes, from rioting to promoting religious enmity. Last week, he was granted a four-hour parole from jail on humanitarian grounds to meet his sick father.

In the viral video dated 23rd May, Shahrukh Pathan can be seen receiving a grand welcome from his supporters and neighbours when he came home on parole. People in the video can be heard cheering and whistling as they throng around Pathan.

Watch the video below:


Another video footage displays a smiling Shahrukh Pathan wave to the cheering crowd as he gets on the police van ahead of going back to prison.

During the Delhi riots 2020, video from the Jafrabad-Maujpur locality had come to the surface, showing Shahrukh Pathan brandishing a pistol at the cop. A case was lodged against him and Pathan was taken into police custody from UP’s Shamli district.

Later, police added to the case a complaint filed by one Rohit Shukla, who claimed to be shot by Pathan while rioting and violence was taking place.

Last year, Delhi court had pressed charges against Shahrukh Pathan under Sections 147 (rioting), 148 (rioting with deadly weapon), 149 (offence committed by unlawful assembly), 186 (obstructing public servant from performing duty), 188 (disobedience of order of public servant), 153A (promoting enmity on grounds of religion, etc.), 283 (danger or obstruction in public way), 353 (assault or criminal force to deter public servant), 332 (voluntarily causing hurt to deter public servant), 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), and 307 (attempt to murder) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

Communal riots commenced between 23rd -25th February in many parts of northeast Delhi in 2020. The riot claimed 53 lives and left more than 700 people injured.

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First published: 27 May 2022, 14:08 IST