January 26 violence: Iqbal Singh, another accused arrested in Punjab

The Delhi Police Special Cell arrested Iqbal Singh, another accused in connection to the January 26 violence case. Iqbal Singh was arrested from Hoshiyarpur in Punjab on Tuesday night. He carried a reward of Rs 50,000 on his arrest.

His arrest came hours after the Delhi Police cell arrested Punjabi actor-turned-activist Deep Sidhu for inciting farmers during the tractor rally at Red Fort on Republic Day.

Police had been searching Iqbal Singh over his role in the Red Fort incident on Republic Day.

Singh has been on the run ever since the agitation in Delhi on January 26 when a peaceful farmers’ tractor rally against the Centre’s farm laws turned violent.

Chaos unfolded on Republic Day as protesting farmers broke through barriers, fought with police and hoisted a religious flag from the ramparts of the Red Fort.