Farmers break police barricading during tractor rally on 72nd Republic Day at Singhu Border in New Delhi.
Farmers break police barricading during tractor rally on 72nd Republic Day at Singhu Border in New Delhi.
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The Delhi Police Crime Branch on Sunday arrested Sukhdev Singh, an accused in the Republic Day farmers' tractor rally violence in the national capital. The accused had a reward of Rs 50,000 on his head.

Singh, a resident of Haryana's Karnal, was nabbed from the industrial area near Centera Mall in Chandigarh, reported Times Now.

"Delhi Police Crime Branch has arrested Sukhdev Singh, an accused in 26th January violence case from Chandigarh. Police had earlier announced an award of Rs 50,000 on his arrest," news agency ANI quoted Delhi Police officials as saying.

Reportedly, Delhi Police's Crime Branch was tracing the accused from the past 10 days and after receiving a tip-off, the police rushed to Chandigarh to make the arrest.

The police had also announced a reward of Rs 50,000 each for the arrest of Jajbir Singh, Buta Singh, and Iqbal Singh for their alleged involvement in the 26 January violence. They had also announced a cash reward of Rs 1 lakh for information that can lead to the arrest of Deep Sidhu, Jugraj Singh, Gurjot Singh, and Gurjant Singh in connection with the Republic Day violence in the national capital.

For the uninitiated, thousands of protesting farmers had clashed with the police during the tractor rally on 26 January to highlight their demand for repeal of the Centre's contentious three farm laws.

Many of the protesters, driving tractors, had reached the Red Fort and entered the monument. Some protesters had even hoisted religious flags on its domes and a flagstaff on its ramparts.

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