Shahrukh, the man who opened fire during the violence at Northeast Delhi's Maujpur on February 24 and a video of him confronting a Delhi Police head constable Deepak Dahia went viral, was arrested from Uttar Pradesh's Bareilly on Tuesday. He was produced before a court and was sent to four days of police custody.
Ajit Kumar Singla, Additional Commissioner of Police said that Shahrukh didn't have any criminal background and he fired "in a fit of rage". He informed that Delhi Police is trying to recover the pistol which Shahrukh had brandished. "We are trying to recover the pistol he used. Shahrukh said he fired during protests in a fit of rage. He has no criminal background but his father has a narcotics and fake currency case against him. Further investigation underway," said Ajit Kumar Singla.
During police questioning, Shahrukh said that he didn't want to take out his pistol but was forced after the other side started stone-pelting. Shahrukh’s neighbours told ThePrint that he had gone to the site to protect his sister.
The police said that Shahrukh had dropped out of college during the second year of his Bachelor of Arts (BA) course to pursue a career in modelling. According to the police, he went to the gym daily, he had got his portfolios made, and dreamed to star in music videos.
Shahrukh's neighbours also told that he was a PUBG addict, a TikTok lover and was a huge enthusiast of fast bikes. Reportedly, his father, who has two cases against him, one under Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act and the other is the smuggling of fake currency notes, was a Sikh and had converted to Islam after he fell in love with a Muslim woman.
After brandishing the gun on February 24, ANI reported that Shahrukh went back home and was terrified to see his pictures on the television screen. He then changed his clothes, drove to Hauz Khas and kept roaming around in the clubs there. The next day, he kept roaming in Delhi's Connaught Place, parked his car in the parking area and slept in the vehicle itself. Later, he travelled to Punjab and then to Uttar Pradesh.
Earlier, Anurag Mishra, an actor from Mumbai, was doxxed on social media as Shahrukh. Mishra had later taken to Facebook and said that his name is now going to be spoiled forever. In a video, he said, "How can one not see the difference between him and me."