A day after the arrest of actor-turned-activist Deep Sidhu, the Delhi Police nabbed another key accused Iqbal Singh from Hoshiarpur.
Iqbal was picked up by the Northern Range sleuths of the Special Cell in a late night operation.
Iqbal, who hails from Ludhiana, is a high-profile accused, who instigated the crowd and took part in the violence that marred the Republic Day ‘kisan parade’.
In the aftermath of the violence, the Delhi Police had announced a cash reward of Rs 50,000 to anyone disclosing Iqbal’s location, leading to his arrest.
According to Special Cell DCP Sanjeev Yadav, Iqbal gave a “provocative speech” and instigated the mob.
During the initial interrogation, Iqbal, who is a “katha vachak”, said he was acting on his own. He was a regular visitor to the Singhu border and allegedly came with a mob for the January 26 parade in Delhi.
Iqbal is the fourth key accused nabbed by the Delhi Police in the last four days for his alleged role in the violence that resulted in the death of Navreet Singh and injuries to over 150 police personnel on January 26.
Deep Sidhu, who has since been sent to police custody till February 16, was picked up from Karnal on Monday.
Another accused Sukhvinder Singh, who was spotted at the Lahori Gate on Republic Day, was arrested from Chandigarh, while Sukhdev Singh was nabbed by the police on Sunday.