Delhi Crime Branch arrests two more persons in Red Fort violence case; Dutch national included

In the latest development in the January 26 Red Fort violence case, the Delhi Crime Branch has arrested two accused, Maninderjit Singh and Khempreet Singh. According to the sources, Maninderjit is a Dutch national based in Birmingham UK and was arrested from the airport when he was trying to flee on forged travel documents. Accused Khempreet had allegedly assaulted police personnel on duty inside the walls of Red Fort with a spear.

With the latest arrests, the total number of those who have been arrested in the Red Fort violence case has gone up to 14. The two men were arrested on Tuesday night.

Maninderjit Singh was previously involved in a riots case registered with the Rangar Nangal police station in Gurdaspur and also has a case of cheating at Indira Gandhi International Airport Police Station in New Delhi.

A massive search was launched for arresting Khempreet. Local informers were also deployed in the vicinity of the available whereabouts of accused Khempreet Singh. On the basis of the electronic surveillance, Khempreet was arrested on March 9 after his location was traced in the Khayala area, where he was hiding at the residence of one of his relatives.

Delhi Police have continued with the regular raids at different places across Delhi and Punjab over the Republic Day violence during the farmers’ tractor rally in Delhi. Several arrests have been made so far, including that of actor Deep Sidhu, who has been accused of inciting the farmers to storm the Red Fort.