The Delhi Police arrested the another accused ‘wanted’ Jaspreet Singh in connection with the Red fort violence on 26 January during the tractor rally by protesting farmers. Jaspreet was arrested on February 20 for illegally climbing the ramparts at Red Fort with a sword in his hand. He is a resident of Swaroop nagar in Delhi, the police said.
Jaspreet Singh was also present at the Red Fort and later climbed up on one of the arcades located on the ramparts of the Red Fort. He climbed on one of the tombs located on both the sides of Rampart, Red Fort. Jaspreet’s name came up during the interrogation of the arrested accused Maninder Singh who was seen brandishing swords at the Red Fort. Jaspreet Singh is one of the associates of Maninder Singh, who was arrested last Tuesday for allegedly swinging swords with the intent of “motivating” and “energising” the protesters at the historic monument. Maninder Singh was “radicalised” by seeing “provoking” Facebook posts of various groups, police had said, adding he would frequently visit the Singhu border and was “highly motivated” by speeches made by leaders there.
The Delhi Police has arrested 149 people till date in connection with the Kisan Andolan by farmers in the national capital. Punjabi-activist Deep Sidhu, arrested in Haryana on February 9, has been touted by Delhi Police as the ‘main instigator’ of the violence which took place on the Republic Day in which many protesters and policemen were injured.