Delhi Police charge sheet on 26 January violence confirmed the planning to capture Red fort and create a new basement for protest
New revelations have been made in the case of violence on the Red Fort on 26 January during the ongoing peasant movement against agricultural laws. According to the charge sheet of the Delhi Police, the protesters' motive was not only to put the flag of Nishan Sahib and Farmers Organization on the Red Fort, but they wanted to make the Red Fort a new place of protest against agricultural laws.
The full details of the conspiracy for the violence on the Red Fort are described in the charge sheet. It said that the police had traced the figures of tractors purchased in Haryana and Punjab in December 2020 and December 2019. This investigation revealed that the purchase of tractors in Punjab increased by 95% in December last year as compared to December 2019. During this time the peasant movement was at its peak.
In the 3,232-page charge sheet, the Delhi Police has told how the protesters carried out the plot already planned. Police said that the motive of the mob entering the Red Fort was that the movement should be carried forward by making the fort a new base for its front and dharna. To hoist the flag of Nishan Sahib and farmers on the Red Fort, the accused deliberately chose the day of Republic Day so that the government has to face embarrassment at the national and international level. To find out the plan of the conspiracy of violence, the police had asked the tractor and mechanization association for the sales of tractors in Punjab-Haryana every month. Data from the association showed that in November 2020, the purchase of tractors in Punjab increased by 43.53% as compared to November 2019. Similarly, there was an increase of 85.13% in sales of tractors in January 2021 as compared to January 2020.
In November 2020, the purchase of tractors in Haryana increased by 31.81% and in December by 50.32%. It increased by 48% in January 2021. Police say the money was also used to carry out the conspiracy of violence. According to media reports, this was revealed in the police interrogation of one of the accused Iqbal Singh. Iqbal Singh said that the Sikh for Justice group had promised him cash in case he managed to put the flag of Nishan Sahib on the Red Fort.
Police say Iqbal Singh went to Taran Taran in Punjab for a meeting on 19 January. Most of the accused who hoisted the flag of Nishan Sahib at the Red Fort is also from Tarn Taran. Police have also mentioned the alleged audio of Iqbal Singh's daughter's conversation. In this audio, Iqbal's daughter is talking to her relative that she is going to get 50 lakh rupees.