Updated: September 27, 2021 6:26:44 pm
Delhi Police have arrested a 29-year-old man for his alleged involvement in five cases of rioting during the northeast Delhi riots last year. He had earlier been declared a “proclaimed offender” by a Delhi court.
DCP (Crime Branch) Rajesh Deo said the arrested man has been identified as Mohd Salman, and he was hiding in Bulandshahr in Uttar Pradesh.
“He was declared a proclaimed offender. We have identified him during the investigation through statements of witnesses, video footage and disclosure statements of the co-accused,” Deo said.
He added, “We received information that Salman, who was wanted in connection with several cases of rioting, was hiding in Bulandshahr. A team was formed and he was subsequently arrested. During questioning, he confessed that he was in a state of aggression due to the CAA and NRC, which he perceived were against the Muslim community.”
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