Shahrukh Pathan has been released on parole for allegedly pointing a gun at a police officer during the 2020 Northeast Delhi riots. Video footage of the incident has gone viral on social media.
Shahrukh Pathan is currently in jail after a Delhi court convicted him of several offenses ranging from riots to inciting religious hatred. Last week, he was granted a four-hour parole from jail on humanitarian grounds to see his ailing father.
In a video released on May 23, Pathan arrives home on parole and receives a warm welcome from his followers and neighbors. You can hear the people in the clip cheering and whistling around Pathan.
#WATCH | Accused Shahrukh Pathan, who pointed a gun at a policeman during anti-CAA protests gets a welcome during 4-hour parole on his arrival at his residence on May 23. He got parole to meet his ailing father.
(The viral video has been confirmed by police) pic.twitter.com/Fc5HjuSdy2
— ANI (@ANI) May 27, 2022
Another video shows Pathan laughing at a screaming crowd as he gets into a police van before returning to jail.
During the riots of 2020, footage was released from the Jafrabad-Maujpur area showing Shahrukh Pathan pointing a pistol at the police. A case was registered against him and Pathan was arrested from Shamli district of Uttar Pradesh.
Rohit Shukla’s complaint that Pathan was shot during the riots and violence was later registered by the police.
Last year, a Delhi court had framed Pathan under Sections 147 (riot), 148 (rioting with a deadly weapon), 149 (unlawful association with a gang), 186 (obstruction of public servant from duty) and 188 (disobedience to orders). Public worker), 153A (inciting hostility on the basis of religion), 283 (accident or obstruction on public road), 353 (assault or criminal force to repel a public servant), 332 (voluntary wounding to repel a public servant), 323 (voluntary assault) under the Indian Penal Code (30).
By 2020, communal riots had erupted between February 23 and February 25 in many parts of north-east Delhi. The violence left 53 people dead and more than 700 injured.
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