Police arrests 2 more accused in January 26 violence case

February 23, 2021 | Updated 10:17 am

Police arrests 2 more accused in January 26 violence case Key accused Mohinder Singh Khalsa (L) and Mandeep Singh (R) was arrested by Delhi Police

A team of STARS-1 of the Crime Branch has apprehended two key accused from Jammu in the Republic Day violence Case. According to the official release, with the active coordination of J & K police, the Delhi Police has apprehended one Mohinder Singh and Mandeep Singh, both from Jammu.

As per the official statement, 45-year-old Mohinder Singh is the president of Kashmir United Front organisation and key conspirator in the riot case, while, 23-year-old Mandeep Singh hails from Gole Gujral in Jammu.

The police have so far apprehended actor-turned-activist Deep Sidhu on February 9, who was sent to seven-day judicial custody by a Delhi court on the same day. The Delhi Police also said that it had video evidence to back its claim that Sidhu instigated the crowd to not follow the assigned route for the Tractor Rally.

Delhi Police arrests another accused Iqbal Singh in January 26 violence case

Another accused Iqbal Singh was arrested by Delhi Police on February 10 in the same case. Delhi Police’s special cell made the arrest from the Hoshiarpur area in Punjab. He was carrying a reward of Rs 50,000 for his arrest.

Delhi Police arrests another accused Maninder Singh in Republic Day violence case

The Delhi Police Special Cell arrested prime accused Maninder Singh from west Delhi on February 16. According to Delhi Police, arrested another ‘wanted person’ Maninder Singh in the Red Fort violence case near Pitam Pura

A total of 5 people have so far been arrested by authorities in the case registered by Delhi Police on January 27, 2021. As per the information received, both the above-accused persons are active participants and key conspirators in the riot case of Red Fort. Further investigation into the matter is being carried out.

Visuals from January 26 show the clash between the protesting farmers and Delhi Police, in which a group of protestors broke barricades at ITO and stormed into Red Fort where they unfurled the Nisan Sahib flag on an empty flagpole. The clashes left more than 300 policemen injured and a farmer dead, and since have been a bone of contention between the Centre and farmers who have been demanding repealing of three farm laws.