In the Republic Day violence case, Delhi Police Special Cell has arrested Jaspreet Singh, who was seen climbing a Red Fort tomb on 26 January, in the Republic Day tractor parade. Jaspreet AKA Sunny is a resident of Swaroop Nagar in the North West.
Notably, Jaspreet is an aide of Maninder Singh, who was arrested on 16 February on charges of swinging swords at the Red Fort.
“Jaspreet Singh is the man who stood behind accused Maninder Singh and climbed one of the tombs on both sides of the Red Fort,” said an officer. In an aggressive gesture preventing steel tensile installed in the Red Fort.”
Police stated- “The arrested person was seen in a video swinging two swords at Red Fort with intent to motivate/radicalize and energize the violent anti-national elements indulging in brutal assault/attack on police persons on duty with swords, khandas, iron rods, axes, barsaas, dandas etc and damaging historical monument Red Fort on Republic Day 2021.”
On 20th February, Delhi Police released the photographs of 20 men, who were involved in the violence at Red Fort on 26th January.
A high-ranked police officer said, “The photographs have been released and the process of identification (of people) has been started.”
Extensive violence was witnessed in Delhi during the farmers’ tractor rally on Republic Day. Thousands of protesting farmers have strayed from the prescribed routes and wreaked havoc in many parts of the national capital.
Hundreds of protesting farmers driving tractors entered the Red Fort and hoisted religious flags at the iconic memorial, causing widespread uproar across the country.
Hundreds of farmers have been staging protests since the last week of November 2020 in Uttar Pradesh’s borders (Singhu, Tikri and Ghazipur) with the Center and Haryana, demanding a rollback of the Centre’s three new agri laws.
Farmers are opposing the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement of Price Assurance and Agricultural Services Act, 2020; The Farmers enact the Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020 and the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act 2020. During the monsoon session in September 2020, three Bills were passed.