The Delhi Police has arrested Sukhdev Singh, an accused in the January 26 violence during farmer protests at the Red Fort, from Chandigarh.
Singh, a resident of Karnal, Haryana, was arrested from the industrial area near Centera Mall in Chandigarh.
As per the reports, Delhi Police was trying to trace the accused for the past ten days.
Earlier, the police had to face two failed attempts to arrest the accused, the first attempt was made at his residence in Karnal, Haryana and another was following a tip from Chandigarh. But days later, following another tip-off the special task force learned that the accused’s latest location was near Centera Mall, Chandigarh, where the arrest was made.
The Delhi Police had earlier announced a cash reward of Rs 1 lakh each for information leading to arrest of Deep Sidhu, Jugraj Singh, Gurjot Singh and Gurjant Singh and Rs 50,000 each for the arrest of Jajbir Singh, Boota Singh, Sukhdev Singh and Iqbal Singh for their alleged involvement in the Republic Day violence.
With the latest arrest, the total number of arrests in the Republic Day violence has reached 127. Earlier the Delhi Police had arrested three persons identified as Harpreet Singh (32), Harjeet Singh (48) and Dharmender Singh (55), all residents of Delhi, in connection with the violence.
On the basis of CCTV footage and mobile recording grabs, the police is now tracing other accused involved in the violence.
Thousands of farmers protesting the Centre’s new agri laws had clashed with the police during the tractor parade on January 26.
Many of the protesters, driving tractors, reached the Red Fort and entered the monument. Some protesters even hoisted religious flags on its domes and a flagstaff at the ramparts, where the national flag is unfurled on Independence Day.