The special cell team on Tuesday night arrested fugitive Iqbal Singh from Hoshiarpur in Punjab. The police had kept a reward of Rs 50,000 for the arrest of Iqbal.
New Delhi : A team of Special Cell of Delhi Police arrested Iqbal Singh, another accused of rioting in Red Fort during a farmers’ tractor rally on the occasion of Republic Day.
A senior cell official said on Wednesday that a team from the Northern Range Special Cell arrested the fugitive Iqbal Singh in the Red Fort case from Hoshiarpur in Punjab on Tuesday night. The police had kept a reward of Rs 50,000 for the arrest of Iqbal. Deep Sidhu, who was involved in the riot case, was arrested by the police from Karnal, Haryana on Monday night.
Last week, the police announced a cash reward of one lakh rupees for information on the capture of Deep Sidhu, Jograj Singh, Garjot Singh and Garjant Singh. The police had announced a cash reward of Rs 50,000 for information on the capture of Jabbir Singh, Botha Singh, Sikh Dev Singh and Iqbal Singh.
Significantly, on 26 January, farmers’ organizations held a tractor rally in support of the Centre’s demand to repeal three new agricultural laws. Violent clashes with the police and some protesters reached the Red Fort wall. They put peasant organizations and religious flags on the walls of the Red Fort.