New Delhi: Delhi Police Crime Branch said that Delhi Police has arrested two people. Maninderjit Singh (a Dutch citizen based in Birmingham, UK) and Khempreet Singh have been arrested in the 26 January Red Fort violence case.
Maninderjit is a habitual criminal and was arrested at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport when he was trying to escape on fake travel documents. Accused Khempreet assaulted a spear with police personnel on duty inside the walls of the Red Fort.
Maninderjit Singh, currently resides in the UK with his family and is employed there as a labor. He is from Gurdaspur, Punjab. Due to the lockdown lockout, he got trapped in Punjab and joined the farmers movement. He was earlier involved in a riot case in Punjab and tried to flee the country on a fake passport. He was seen at the Red Fort during the violence.
The Delhi Police said, “The accused Maninderjit Singh is a habitual criminal, it is clear from his previous conduct and the cases filed against him. He already has an FIR registered in the riots case.”
Khempreet Singh is a resident of Swaroop Nagar area of Delhi. He was arrested from Khyala area in outer Delhi when he was hiding at a relative’s house.
The Delhi Police had released photographs of both the accused as rioters of the Red Fort violence. About 150 people have been arrested so far in connection with the Republic Day violence.
On 22 February, Delhi Police Special Cell arrested Jaspreet Singh on 26 January during a farmers’ tractor rally for climbing the Red Fort Minar. Jaspreet alias Sunny is a resident of Swaroop Nagar in northwest Delhi.