Delhi Red Fort Violence Case: Two More Arrested

Delhi: The Delhi Police on Wednesday has arrested two persons Maninderjit Singh (a Dutch national settled in Birmingham, UK) and Khempreet Singh have been arrested in connection with the January 26 Red Fort violence case, the Delhi Police Crime Branch said.

The two men were arrested on Tuesday night.

According to the police, Maninderjit Singh is a habituatl criminal and was arrested from Delhi airport when he was trying to flee the country with forged documents and posing himself as Jarmanjit Singh Khabbe Rajputan from Gurdaspur, Punjab.

A Look Out Corner notice was issued against him. and as per his plan and arrangements, he was to fly first to Nepal from Delhi and then to the UK.

Maninderjit Singh was previously involved in a riots case registered with the Rangar Nangal police station in Gurdaspur and also has a case of cheating at Indira Gandhi International Airport Police Station in New Delhi.

“The accused Maninderjit Singh was involved in the Red Fort violence case. There are video footages on record, which shows the presence of the accused alongside the unlawfully assembled unruly riotous mob carrying a ‘bhaala’ (spear) during the farmers’ agitation on January 26,” Monika Bhardwaj, DCP Crime, said.

Delhi Police further said that electronic evidence corroborates the fact that the accused had also visited Singhu border protest site on different dates.

“He holds a Netherlands passport. Presently, the accused along with his family is settled in Birmingham, and is employed as a construction labourer. In December 2019, the accused visited India and due to the 2020 lockdown, he could not return to the UK,” the officer added.

He was produced before a court and his four days of PC remand has been taken by Delhi Police.

Meanwhile, the other accused Khempreet had assaulted police personnel on duty inside the walls of Red Fort with spear,said Delhi Police Crime Branch.

Earlier on February 24, two more persons, including the president of the Kashmir United Front Organisation had been arrested by the Delhi Police.

Protesting farmers had clashed with the police on January 26 during a tractor parade, and some entered the Red Fort.

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