Iqbal Singh, accused in 26th January Delhi violence case arrested

Iqbal Singh, an accused in 26th January Delhi violence case arrested by Special Cell from Hoshiarpur, Punjab last night. He carried a reward of Rs 50,000 on his arrest, said Delhi Police.

Delhi Police on Tuesday said that its Special-Cell team has arrested Deep Sidhu who played the main role in the violence that took place at the Red Fort and other parts of the national capital on January 26.

“Deep Sidhu played the main role in the violence that took place on January 26 on Red Fort and in various parts of Delhi. His pictures are present in the public domain, you all have seen them. There was an announcement of Rs 1 lakh reward on the accused Deep Sidhu. He has been arrested by the special cell team of Delhi Police. Further investigations are underway,” Delhi Police Public Relation Officer (PRO) Chinmoy Biswal told ANI.

Delhi Police announces upto Rs 1 Lakh reward on Deep Sidhu, others

Earlier in the day, Delhi Police sources said that the actor-turned-activist Sidhu was in contact with a woman friend and actor who lives in California; he used to make videos and send them to her who in turn used to upload them on his Facebook account.

Responding to the reports the PRO had said “the matter is still under investigation. We cannot share any information on it yet.”

The names of Punjabi actor Sidhu and gangster Lakka Sadana were included in the FIR registered in connection with the violence at Red Fort in Delhi on January 26, Delhi Police said earlier while adding that Sidhu was involved in the incident.

On Republic Day, protestors did not follow the prearranged route and broke barricades to enter Delhi, clashed with police, and vandalised property in several parts of the national capital during the farmers’ tractor rally. They also entered the Red Fort and unfurled their flags from its ramparts.

Farmers have been protesting at the different borders of the national capital since November 26 against the three newly enacted farm laws: Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020; the Farmers Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Act 2020 and the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020.

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