Tayyab Khan and Sajid were reportedly arrested for the attack on ABP News crew in Delhi earlier this month.
ABP न्यूज़ चैनल की टीम पर हमला करने वाले दो आरोपियों को दिल्ली पुलिस ने गिरफ्तार किया। गिरफ्तार आरोपी तैयब खान और साज़िद है। दोनों ने लूटपाट के ईरादे से टीम पर हमला किया था। https://t.co/rIn1iyisMn
— Jitender Sharma (@capt_ivane) June 27, 2019
As per reports, Tayyab is a resident of Shahdara, Delhi and was arrested after the Special Task Force realised that another case where cab driver was shot at and the passenger looted following similar modus operandi. The duo had opened fire at the ABP News crew with an intention to loot them.
Wee hours on 9th June, an ABP News reporting team was heading for a night shoot when the assailants tried to apprehend the unit with a pistol.
They asked the team which comprised of reporter Siddharth Purohit, and cameraperson Arvind Kumar to park the car at a side. The driver was about to stop the car but after Purohit and Kumar’s suggestion, he sped up. On seeing the car speeding up, the men fired three shots at the car. The first shot hit the driver’s door, while the second one smashed the driver side window pane. The third shot went amiss in air. After this, the assailants followed the team for about half a kilometre after which they fled.