Sachin Pandit, the man who shot at All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen chief Asaduddin Owaisi, posted a BJP membership slip on his social media profile.
To show off his affiliation to the saffron party, Sachin posted a copy of his membership slip on social media. In the slip, his name is written as ‘Deshbhakt Sachin Hindu’. Pictures of Sachin with BJP leaders, including UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya, MP Mahesh Sharma, are now going viral on social media.
Sachin, a law student, is from Durai village in the Badalpur area of Greater Noida. Sachin’s father, Vinod Pandit, works for private companies on contract. Cops found that Sachin was earlier booked in an attempt-to-murder case.
Soon after Sachin was arrested, the Greater Noida Police began interrogating his relatives as well. The interrogation went on for about five hours on Thursday night.\
Vinod Pandit said that he provides labourers to 20-25 private companies on contract companies. He said that Sachin works with him. “Around 8:00 am yesterday [Thursday], Sachin went out saying he is going to talk to discuss something with the management of one of the companies. He had been a little upset for the last two-three days.
The second accused, Shubham, is a resident of Saharanpur. A tenth pass, Shubham is a farmer. Police have not found any criminal case against him so far.
During interrogation, they said that both of them were very angry with the statements of Asaduddin Owaisi and his brother Akbaruddin Owaisi. They watched videos of Owaisi’s speeches on Facebook and Twitter.
A country-made pistol was recovered from them. Police said the duo revealed the names of the people from whom they had bought the weapon and they will be arrested soon.
Police are verifying Sachin’s claims of affiliation to a Hindu organization.
The accused will be presented at Hapur court at noon today.