An individual, named Maninder Singh alias Moni, has been arrested by a team from the Delhi Police Special Cell connected with the incident at the Red Fort on Republic Day, Delhi Police officials said on Wednesday.
Among the most wanted people in the Red Fort violence case, Maninder Singh alias Moni, which took place on 26 January, during a tractor rally held by farmers’ unions protesting against the three new farm laws.
The Delhi police also announced that two 4.3-foot swords had been recovered from his Swaroop Nagar home. In addition, on his cell phone, long footage depicting him swinging swords at Red Fort on Republic Day has been discovered.
Other photographs of his appearance at the Singhu border protest site are also on his tablet.
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The 30-year-old, a Delhi resident of Swaroop Nagar, works as an AC mechanic for a car. At around 7.45 pm on Tuesday, Maninder was arrested under the 41.1 Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) near the Pitampura CD block bus stop.
“The arrested person was seen in a video swinging two swords at Red Fort with intent to motivate/radicalize and energize the violent anti-national elements indulging in brutal assault/attack on police persons on duty with swords, khandas, iron rods, axes, barsaas, dandas, etc and damaging historical monument Red Fort on Republic Day 2021,” the Delhi Police release said.
The police also said that after seeing Facebook posts provoked by different parties, the arrested accused admitted they were radicalized. He used to visit the Singhu Border regularly and was strongly inspired by the leaders’ speeches there.
As per the Delhi Police, the suspect said he had admitted that he had inspired six people in the Swaroop Nagar neighborhood.
“All six of them, riding upon bikes, had accompanied tractor rally of farmers heading from Singhu border towards Mukarba Chowk on 26/01/2021. Before joining tractors rally, Maninder had kept two swords with him,” the release said.
The release further said, “As per their plan, accused along with his 5 associates and other unknown armed miscreants entered in Red Fort and Maninder did sword dancing/swinging. That sword dancing had motivated violent protesters to cause more mayhem at Red Fort in Delhi by indulging in all sorts of violence against public servants including policemen on duty there and causing damage to the historical monument of Red Fort”.