Canards propped up by NDTV journalist Ravish Kumar about the identity of the February 24 shooter who fired at Delhi Police officials were conclusively debunked when the Delhi Crime Branch today arrested Mohammad Shahrukh from Uttar Pradesh. Soon after his arrest, netizens mocked Ravish who had cleverly tried to portray that the Delhi riots shooter might be one ‘Anurag Mishra’ and not Mohammad Shahrukh as has been told by the Police and widely reported.
BJP leader Sambit Patra took a swipe at “journalist” Ravish Kumar for masquerading Shahrukh as Anurag Mishra.
आख़िर दंगाई और गोली चलाने वाला मोहम्मद शाहरुख़ गिरफ़्तार हुआ।
ध्यान से देख लें इसे ..ये शाहरुख़ है ..कोई “अनुराग मिश्रा” नहीं है जैसा की कुछ तथाकथित पत्रकार बता रहें थे।
By the way who was the journalist who was trying his best to masquerade Shahrukh as Anurag?? pic.twitter.com/VVRXbf2Yl8
— Sambit Patra (@sambitswaraj) March 3, 2020
Another Twitter user Shefali Vaidya expressed her revulsion for NDTV describing it as “disgusting cocktail of lies, half-truths and pure anti-Hindu bigotry”. Vaidya argued that if NDTV had any shame, they would ask Ravish Kumar to apologise for defaming innocent Anurag Mishra.
If ₹@ndtv has ANY shame, it would make Rubbish Kumar apologise for defaming innocent Anurag Mishra @PrannoyRoyNDTV your channel is a disgusting cocktail of lies, half-truths and pure anti-Hindu bigotry! https://t.co/vQ2pjiX4UL
— Shefali Vaidya. (@ShefVaidya) March 3, 2020
Taking a dig at NDTV, one Twitter user asserted that the arrest of Shahrukh by the Crime Branch would have sent the tendentious news organisation into mourning as Ravish Kumar’s handwork of projecting the perpetrator as Anurag Mishra fell flat.
दिल्ली हिंसा में फायरिंग करने वाला शाहरुख गिरफ्तार उत्तर प्रदेश के शामली से हुई गिरफ्तारी अब NDTV पर मातम छा जाएगा क्योंकि रविशवा ने बड़ी मेहनत की थी उसको अनुराग मिश्रा बताने में सम्भव है स्क्रीन काली कर दे तो कोई बड़ी बात नही ..!!
— पिंकू शुक्ला (@shuklapinku) March 3, 2020
Another Twitter user made a sarcastic jibe at Ravish Kumar’s longstanding habit of pursuing duplicitous journalism. In a satirical tweet, Twitter user Pramila stated the conundrum faced by Kumar these days. “This is the biggest problem in recent times. I have been following duplicitous journalism for a long time now but what is the reason that I am getting caught in Modi rule? Are the days of such duplicitous journalism in which one can perpetuate his agenda by passing off Mohammad Shahrukh as Anurag Mishra long over? There is an atmosphere of fear,” the tweet read lampooning NDTV “journalist” Ravish Kumar.
ये आज की सबसे बड़ी विडंबना है। दोगली पत्रकारिता तो मैं बहुत पहले से कर रहा हूँ, लेकिन क्या कारण है कि मोदी के शासन में ही पकड़ा जा रहा हूँ?
क्या ऐसी दोगली पत्रकारिता के दिन लद गए हैं जिसमें मोहम्मद शाहरुख को अनुराग मिश्रा साबित कर हम जैसे लोग अपना एजेंडा चला सकें? डर का माहौल है। pic.twitter.com/uGhUnqGJHl
— pramila (@pramila2710) March 3, 2020
Amidst the riots that erupted in northeast Delhi following over the last few days, one Islamist shooter Shahrukh was spotted brandishing his gun at the Police and pro-CAA crowd and firing shots. In the ensuing commotion then, Shahrukh was successful in evading the police arrest.
NDTV journalist Ravish Kumar took misinformation and conjectures to a whole new level when he deviously attributed the shooter to be one Hindu named Anurag Mishra to assert that a Hindu had committed the crime, contrary to the media reports claiming a Muslim- Shahrukh’s involvement in the shooting. “Police ki haalat yeh hai ki abhi tak giraftar nahin hua hai. Police saaf kehti hai ki Shahrukh hai magar aap social media mein dekhiye Anurag Mishra bataya jaa raha hai. (Situation of Police is such that they have not yet arrested him. Police says his name is Shahrukh but if you see on social media, he is called Anurag Mishra),” he said.
Days after ‘journalist’ Ravish Kumar spread misinformation stating that the February 24 shooter who fired at Delhi Police personnel was not Mohammad Shahrukh but a Hindu man named ‘Anurag Mishra’, the victim of the Ravish’s fake campaign – Anurag Mishra started receiving a lot of threats online.
Mishra claimed that after his identity was revealed by the NDTV journalist, people mistook him for rioter Shahrukh and started abusing him. Mishra filed a police complaint with Varanasi police and sought protection from them as he feared the threats being directed at him and his family.
However, Kumar’s unscrupulous attempt to shield a Muslim perpetrator while besmirching Hindus by wrongly ascribing the crime to a Hindu was thoroughly defeated when the police caught hold of Mohammad Shahrukh who had opened 8 rounds of fire on Delhi Police on February 24 during the anti-Hindu riots in northeast Delhi.