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- Shahrukh had allegedly fired eight rounds during violence at North-East Delhi’s Maujpur area
- He is believed to be a relative of criminal Irfan alias Chhenu Pehalwan, who is already in prison
- As per one of his friends, Shahrukh Khan has a passion for bodybuilding
New Delhi: Days after reports suggested that the Delhi Police have held the man who had allegedly fired several rounds in the air during riots in the northeast part of the national capital, it emerged on Thursday night that he was never arrested.
Meanwhile, an officer in the rank of Joint Commissioner of Police revealed that they were carrying out raids at the possible hideouts of Shahrukh Khan (27).
Shahrukh had allegedly fired eight rounds during violence at North-East Delhi’s Maujpur area and also pressed the country-made pistol to the chest of a policeman.
The video of him waving the pistol had gone viral. In fact, the photographs of him holding the gun too started doing the rounds on social media.
The Indian Express has mentioned police as saying that the father of Shahrukh Khan is a local drug peddler and has been imprisoned a number of times for his activities.
He is believed to be a relative of criminal Irfan alias Chhenu Pehalwan, who is already in prison.
The newspaper has mentioned an officer as saying that the decision to arrest Shahrukh Khan was put off as senior officers of Eastern range were busy dealing with riots. This gave the rioter, the resident of Arvind Nagar in Ghonda, enough time to flee. His parents and elder brother are absconding too.
As per one of his friends, Shahrukh Khan has a passion for bodybuilding and used to visit a gym in the Yamuna Vihar area.
On Thursday, the Delhi Police transferred the investigation into North-East Delhi violence to the crime branch.
Two Special Investigation Teams (SITs) – headed by deputy commissioners of police (DCP) Joy Tirkey and Rajesh Deo – will probe the cases.
“The situation in northeast Delhi is normal right now and no untoward incident has been reported today. Sufficient force has been deployed in every area and senior officers are monitoring the situation. The numbers of distress calls have also reduced. We have received calls on the two helplines which we released on Wednesday. Forty-eight FIRs have been registered. We have evidence and are registering more FIRs. We have conducted around 350 meetings with Aman Committee in whole Delhi, specifically in northeast district,” Delhi Police PRO Mandeep Singh Randhawa said.