Man who opened fire near the anti-Citizenship Amendment Act protest site in Delhi’s Shaheen Bagh almost a year ago, has joined the Bharatiya Janata Party, India Today reported.
According to reports Kapil Gurjar, also known as Kapil Baisla, was welcomed into the party by Ghaziabad BJP officials.
After taking the political plunge, Gurjar said that he decided to join the BJP because the party works for Hindutva.
Kapil Gujjar had come to Shaheen Bagh area, where thousands were sitting on a protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), on 1 February and fired two rounds in the air. Kapil Gujjar was arrested and taken into custody right after that.
Kapil Gurjar had told police that he went to the site of anti-CAA protest because he was annoyed with the traffic disruptions caused by road blockage. Gurjar said his family was in process of preparing for his sister’s wedding, which is why he had to spend hours in traffic jams caused due to the road closure due to protests.