Gurjot Singh, accused of Red Fort violence, arrested from Punjab
Gurjot Singh, accused of Red Fort violence, arrested from Punjab

New Delhi: The Special Cell has arrested an accused from Punjab in the January 26 Red Fort violence case. The arrested accused has been identified as Gurjot Singh. A reward of Rs 1 lakh was also announced on him. Gurjot Singh is alleged to have climbed the dome behind the Red Fort and hoisted the flag. According to reports, he has been arrested from the Amritsar.

Confirming Gurjot's arrest, Special Cell Sanjeev Yadav, DCP in Delhi, said that he has been arrested for hoisting the flag of Nishan Sahib at Red Fort. It may be mentioned that a cash reward of Rs 1 lakh was announced by Delhi Police to those who gave information about Deep Sidhu, Jugrat Singh, Gurjot Singh, and Gurjant Singh in connection with the case.

Earlier, Deep Sidhu was also arrested in connection with the violence at the Red Fort complex on Republic Day. Though the accused Deep Sidhu was later granted bail by a Delhi court, he was arrested again shortly thereafter. His second arrest was made on the basis of FIR by the archaeology department. About 500 policemen were injured and one farmer has also died in the Republic Day violence.

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