New York and New Jersey was deeply shaken by the explosion in Manhattan this past weekend. After further development it was learnt that the 28 year old man of Afghan-American origin with the name Ahmad Khan Rahami was taken into custody. The unlikely hero behind the apprehension of the suspect is a sikh bar owner in the US Harinder Bains.
According to Mr. Bains who owns a bar was watching the news on his TV when he realized that the man sleeping outside in the doorway had a striking resemblance and after carefully analysing the situation and being sure that it was not another random drunk guy outside he informed the authorities.
Although, he has contributed significantly in the apprehension of the suspect he gives the credit for this to the local authorities and the cops who reached the place in time to catch hold of the suspect.
As the officers reached for Rahami he opened fire with his handgun and struck another officer in the chest. As he tried to escape the law enforcers he fired another shot that greased another officer in the face.
The chase finally culminated after multiple shots were fired on the suspect. Rahami was non cooperative during the initial stages of investigation and was taken to a hospital to get surgery done.
Ravi Batra- an indian-American attorney admired that Bains had the courage to honor the Oath Of Citizenship and took a step forwards to protect the constitution from its enemies. Interesting in this case is the fact that the immigrant suspect was caught with the help of another immigrant who gladly gave assistance in apprehension of Rahami.
Another statement by National Sikh Campaign also shared their admiration for the courageous act by Bains and this act of courage certainly helped the world realize that not all immigrants could be seen with a cross eyes and some are just as responsible as the natives.
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Stephanie Ovadia is a practicing attorney, radio personality and mother of eight children. Stephanie's areas of practice include entertainment law and personal injury. She received her B.A. in political science from SUNY Binghamton and her J.D. from Southwestern University School of Law.