London: An Indian-origin Sikh who wanted to kill late Queen Elizabeth II of England has been convicted of treason. The British Sikh wanted to assassinate Queen Elizabeth II on the holy festival of Christmas in the year 2021.
Jaswant Singh Chail, 21, of the Sikh community, has pleaded guilty to sedition. According to a media report, Jaswant Singh was arrested from the grounds of Windsor Castle with a crossbow weapon.
Jaswant Singh, who intended to assassinate the Queen in 2021, was 19 years old at that time. After Chail’s arrest, his video became increasingly viral on social media.
In the video, Chail has acknowledged his identity as a Sikh of Indian origin.
Jaswant Singh wanted to take revenge for Jallianwala Bagh massacre
Chail of the Sikh community shared a video of himself on social media in the year 2021. He wanted to avenge the massacre at Jallianwala Bagh in 1919. Jaswant pleaded guilty to the United Kingdom’s Sedition Act at London’s Old Bailey Court. Chail will be sentenced on March 31
Queen Elizabeth II of England died on 19 September 2022. According to a report, Chail pleaded guilty to the offence under Britain’s sedition act at London’s Old Bailey Court. Chail, a British Sikh, was presented in court via video link from where he was at Broadmoor Hospital.
Chail will be sentenced on March 31 by a UK court on charges of sedition. The maximum punishment for treason in the UK is life imprisonment.