Iqbal Singh, R-Day violence accused with Rs. 50,000 reward, arrested

By Gitanjali Mangal - February 10, 2021 12:02 pm

Iqbal Singh arrested: Violence had erupted at the Red Fort and a major clash occurred between Delhi Police and Farmers on 26th January 2020, Republic Day.

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The Delhi Police Special Cell on late Tuesday arrested Iqbal Singh, an accused in the January 26, Red Fort, Delhi violence case, from Hoshiarpur, Punjab.

The Delhi police had announced that anyone who gives information leading to Deep Sidhu, Jugraj Singh, Gurjot Singh & Gurjant Singh would be awarded with cash prize of Rs 1 lakh. And anyone who leads to arrest of Jajbir Singh, Buta Singh, Sukhdev Singh & Iqbal Singh would be awarded Rs. 50,000.

This arrest came after on Tuesday, Deep Sidhu, the main accused of the violence at the Red Fort in Delhi on Republic Day during a farmers’ tractor rally was arrested. He was arrested from Karnal, Haryana by Delhi Police on Tuesday.

Deep Sidhu was a major accuse to fuel chaos and clashes when a tractor rally by farmers protesting against the Centre’s three farm laws went rogue on January 26 and Iqbal Singh was known to be one of his allies.

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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.

-PTC News