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British Sikh who entered Widsor Castle illegally charged with sedition

LONDON: A 20-year-old British Sikh was on Tuesday charged with treason for illegally getting into the grounds of Widsor Fort, the royal residence of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II, on Christmas Eve final 12 months. Jaswant Singh Chail, a resident of Southampton, has been charged with threatening to homicide and possession of a lethal weapon.

Chail describes himself as an “Indian Sikh and says he wanted to kill the Queen” to avenge the 1919 Jallianwala Bagh bloodbath. He’s at the moment in police custody and will likely be produced at Westminster Magistrates’ Court docket in London on 17 August. The police drive mentioned that these allegations have been leveled in opposition to Jaswant after an investigation by the Anti-Terrorism Command of the Metropolitan Police. Chail has been charged beneath Section 2 of the Sedition Act of 1842 (possession or aiming of weapon or any lethal object with intent to trigger hurt to the Queen).

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