A day after actor-turned-activist Deep Sidhu’s arrest, the special cell of Delhi Police nabbed Iqbal Singh on Tuesday night.
Singh, who is a Ludhiana resident, was one of the main accused who either actively took part or instigated the mob in the January 26 Red Fort violence.
Iqbal was picked up by the Northern Range of Delhi Police’s special cell in a late-night operation from Hoshiarpur.
In the aftermath of January 26 violence, Delhi Police had announced a cash reward of Rs 50,000 to anyone disclosing Iqbal’s location leading to his arrest.
Iqbal will be presented before the court and the police is expected to seek at least a week’s custody for interrogation.
On Tuesday, Deep Sidhu, who has been pegged as the main instigator in the Red Fort violence, was held from Karnal in a similar raid.
Sidhu has been sent on seven-day police custody. Iqbal is the fourth major arrest in the Republic Day violence that resulted in the death of a farmer and injuries to over 200 Delhi Police personnel.
Sukhvinder Singh, who was part of the protest, and who was spotted at the Lahori Gate, was held from Chandigarh.
While another accused, Sukhdev Singh, held on Sunday has been sent in judicial custody till February 19.