R-Day violence: The Delhi Police has arrested a 60-year-old man from Chandigarh in connection with the violence that took place at Red Fort during the farmers’ tractor march on Republic Day 2021.
According to the officials, the 60-year-old, Sukhdev Singh was arrested from Chandigarh by the Crime Branch team. They are probing 13 cases registered in connection with the Republic Day violence.
Delhi Police had also announced cash prize of Rs 1 lakh for information that can lead to arrest of Deep Sidhu, Jugraj Singh, Gurjot Singh and Gurjant Singh who hoisted flags at the Red Fort.
According to the senior police officers, Singh was allegedly leading the mob at the Red Fort on the day of incident and he was found to have an “active presence” at the spot.
So far, a total of 127 people have been arrested in connection with the R-Day violence across Delhi, police added.
Violence had erupted at the Red Fort on 26th January 2020, Republic Day, and a major clash occurred between Delhi Police and Farmers. The Delhi police had also lathi charged on the farmers and tear gas was also used.
Farmers have been protesting at Delhi borders. Despite 11 rounds of meeting between the protesting farmers and the Centre, no conclusion has come out so far. No date has been fixed for the next meeting.
The farmers have been protesting against the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Act, 2020, Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020, and Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020.