Following yesterday’s arrest of Deep Sidhu, a Khalistani supporter, the Delhi Police Special Cell has apprehended another accused known as Iqbal Singh in connection with the violence of the Republic Day. Iqbal Singh, who has a reward of Rs 50,000 on his head, was arrested last night by the police in Hoshiarpur, Punjab.
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: Delhi Police pic.twitter.com/T5ysMI4v77
— ANI (@ANI) February 10, 2021
Apart from Iqbal Singh, the police have also revealed a cash reward of Rs 50,000 each for the arrests of Jagbir Singh, Buta Singh and Sukhdev Singh.
According to sources, Singh was seen threatening police officers with abuse in the Red Fort footage. He threatened that if the rioters were not allowed to enter, they would fire their own weapons to the police.
Deep Sidhu was transferred to the Delhi Court for 7 days of police custody. The police investigated the involvement of Sidhu in instigating violence and vandalising the Red Fort on Republic Day during a tractor rally organised by protesters. Sindhu, who has been absconding since the Republic Day riots, is confirmed to have been monitored by the police using sophisticated surveillance technologies.
The Delhi Police declared a cash reward of Rs 1 Lakh each for details leading to the arrest of Sidhu, Jugraj Singh, Gurjot Singh and Gurjant Singh. A alert was also given against Sidhu, Lakh Sidhan and Jugraj Singh. Sidhu and Jugraj Singh and two others were involved in raising two flags with Sikh symbols on top of the Red Fort and inciting people to use violence.
To date, the Delhi police have reported 50 rioters and confiscated 14 tractors used in violence during the Republic Day.