A 29-year-old man who allegedly climbed one of many domes of the Red Fort throughout the violence in Delhi on Republic day has been arrested, police stated on Monday.
IMAGE: Farmers hoist flags on the Red Fort throughout the tractor rally amid the 72nd Republic Day celebrations in New Delhi. Photograph: PTI Photo
Jaspreet Singh is likely one of the associates of Maninder Singh, who was arrested final Tuesday for allegedly swinging swords with the intent of “motivating” and “energising” the protesters on the historic monument.
Jaspreet Singh, a resident of Swaroop Nagar in northwest Delhi, was arrested by a Crime Branch group on Saturday.
Thousands of protesters had clashed with the police throughout the tractor parade known as by farmer unions on January 26 demanding repeal of the Centre’s contentious farm legal guidelines. Many of the protesters reached the Red Fort driving tractors and entered the monument, and a few of them even hoisted non secular flags on its domes and a flagstaff on the ramparts.
“Jaspreet Singh is the person who was standing behind accused Maninder Singh and also climbed up one of the tombs located on both the sides of rampart at Red Fort,” an officer stated. “In one of the pictures, he is also seen in offensive gesture holding steel tensile installed at Red Fort.”
According to police, Maninder Singh, 30, had “motivated” six folks of the neighbourhood who had accompanied the tractor parade that headed from the Singhu border in direction of Mukarba Chowk.
Jaspreet Singh is likely one of the associates and was recognized from the photographs and movies wherein he was purportedly standing behind Maninder Singh, police stated.
Maninder Singh, who works as a automobile AC mechanic, was arrested from in Pitampura in northwest Delhi final week, police had stated.
According to the police, Maninder Singh was seen in a video swinging two swords at Red Fort “with the intent of motivating or radicalising and energising violent anti-national elements indulging in brutal assault and attacking police persons on duty”.
Maninder Singh was “radicalised” by seeing “provoking” Facebook posts of assorted teams, police had stated, including he would steadily go to the Singhu border and was “highly motivated” by speeches made by leaders there.