New Delhi, June 30
Evading arrest for 5 months, a 26-year-old man who allegedly hoisted a non secular flag on the Pink Fort in the course of the violence on Republic Day has been nabbed from Punjab by the Crime Department of Delhi Police, officers stated on Wednesday.
The accused Buta Singh was carrying a reward of Rs 50,000, they stated and claimed that his household and neighbours tried to cease a police crew from arresting him when it reached his native village.
Police stated Singh was current on the Pink Fort in the course of the violence that occurred at a tractor rally in opposition to the Centre’s new agri legal guidelines and had claimed to have hoisted the non secular flag on the Fort.
The arrest got here days after one other accused within the Pink Fort violence case, Gurjot Singh, who was carrying a reward of Rs one lakh, was held close to Gurdwara Shri Toot Sahib in Amritsar by the Particular Cell.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (Crime) Monika Bhardwaj stated, “We obtained particular details about Buta Singh and a crew was despatched to Punjab which managed to hint him. Subsequently, a raid was performed at his village in Talwandi Sobha Singh.”
“However our raiding crew needed to face robust resistance from his household and neighbours who tried to get Singh out of police custody. They tried to dam roads with their tractors however with the assistance of native police, our crew lastly managed to return out from the village together with accused Singh,” she stated.
Singh was seen in a video alongside along with his associates at Pink Fort by which they claimed they’ve hoisted the non secular flag on the primary flag hoisting space, the officer stated.
Throughout interrogation, he disclosed that he was radicalised by seeing Fb posts of assorted teams. He used to continuously go to Singhu Border and was extremely motivated by speeches made by the leaders there, she stated.
In keeping with police, as per their plan, Singh along with his five-six associates and different unknown armed miscreants entered Pink Fort and created mayhem there.
“His act of hoisting the flag had motivated already violent protesters to trigger extra mayhem at Pink Fort by indulging in all types of violence in opposition to personnel on obligation together with policemen deployed for Republic Day safety obligation there and damaging the historic monument of Pink Fort,” the senior police officer stated.
1000’s of farmers protesting the Centre’s new agri legal guidelines had clashed with the police in the course of the tractor parade on January 26.
Most of the protesters, driving tractors, reached the Pink Fort and entered the monument. Some protesters even hoisted non secular flags on its ramparts, the place the nationwide flag is unfurled on Independence Day. PTI