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Manoj Tiwari: Shooter was either a supporter of AAP or from Shaheen Bagh

After a teenager who opened fire at people protesting against the CAA near Jamia Millia University in Delhi, the ...
Manoj Tiwari: Shooter was either a supporter of AAP or from Shaheen Bagh

After a teenager who opened fire at people protesting against the CAA near Jamia Millia University in Delhi, the security has been tightened. 24 hours after the incident, leaders from different parties have commented and condemned the act. 

One bizarre claim which has come from Manoj Tiwari, the chief of the Delhi unit of the BJP. He said, "I have a feeling that the shooter was either a supporter of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) or was from Shaheen Bagh itself. These people are not being able to sustain their own protest. That is why, now, they're coming up with these claims,". 

Mr Tiwari's claims go against the police's own internal investigation that says the 17-year-old boy with the gun was from Jewar in Uttar Pradesh.

A cursory glance at the teenager's Facebook profile shows that he could be a supporter of the BJP. The profile picture shows the minor boy wearing a BJP's scarf.

His profile page too shows pictures of a radical, right-wing man whom he admired and followed.

On being confronted with these questions, Mr Tiwari said, "Anyone can claim to be associated with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). I am pretty confident he was one among the anti- Citizenship (Amendment) Act protesters."

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