Delhi Police arrest man, wanted in Red Fort case

The Delhi Police Crime Branch on Wednesday arrested Boota Singh, an accused wanted in connection with the Republic Day violence case. Boota Singh, a resident of Punjab, is an associate of Jugraj Singh, who has been accused of inciting violence that led to clashes between police and farmers, and hoisting religious flags at the Red Fort on January 26.

Delhi Police had earlier announced a reward of Rs 1 lakh for providing information about Boota Singh. In February this year, Delhi Police had announced a cash reward of Rs 1 lakh to anyone, who shared information that could help in tracing several of the accused persons in the case, including Gurjot Singh, Deep Sidhu, Jugraj Singh, Gurjant Singh and others. Since then the police were conducting searches in Delhi and Punjab to look for the accused who “participated in the violent clashes” between police and farmers during Republic Day tractor march. Gurjot has been accused of involvement in hoisting the religious flags at the Red Fort and was since absconding. Confirming the arrest, DCP Special Cell Sanjeev Yadav said, “One Gurjot Singh wanted in the Red Fort case who had a reward of Rs 1 lakh on his head has been arrested by a team of NR of special cell from Amritsar.” Later, Gurjot was sent to a three-day custody of the Delhi Police by a court on Monday.

On January 26, protesting farmers had clashed with police during a massive tractor rally against the three contentious farm laws. Some protesters had stormed into the Red Fort, hoisting religious flags on its domes and injuring scores of policemen.