By: Mir M.Hosseini
Mohammad Ali Shah's shelling the parliament with cannons instigated people from all around Iran to join revolutionary forces. Yeprem khan, originally an Armenian was chosen the leader of these forces in Gilan. With the help of immigrant Caucasians they took control of Rasht and joined forces with other scattered armed groups calling themselves Mojahedin. He leaded this forces towards Tehran. A strong resistance in Qazvin led to a bloody encounter between the revolutionary and state forces. Near Tehran, they met other Mojahedin from Isfahan including Bakhtiar cavalry and abruptly captured the capital. Mohammad Ali Shah escaped and found refuge at the Russian embassy. The Shah was dismissed. Yeprem Khan later became the police chief of Tehran and served till the end of his life.