Kapil Gujjar, who fired shot at Shaheen Bagh, joined BJP; expelled within hours

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday landed in a soup after it inducted 23-year-old Kapil Gujjar, who was seen opening fire at Shaheen Bagh earlier this year, for party’s membership.

The party, upon facing flak on social media for extending an offer, expelled Gujjar within hours.

Citing his controversial involvement in the Shaheen Bagh shooting incident, the BJP’s Ghaziabad unit stated that the party wasn’t aware of Gujjar’s role. The party has decided to show the exit route to Gujjar after learning about his criminal act.

Gujjar was detained by the police on February 1 this year following the firing incident and was booked for opening fire in the air at Shaheen Bagh, where protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) were held since December last year. He was later sent to two-day police custody.

On being detained by the police, the man was caught on camera saying, “No other community will have a say in this country. Only Hindus will.”

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