Arrested on Christmas Day 2021, Jaswant Singh Chail is the first person to be convicted of this offense in Britain since 1981
He pleaded guilty to ”treason”man arrested on Christmas Day 2021 after going to Windsor Castle armed with a crossbow and declaring ‘I’m here to kill the Queen’‘. Jaswant Singh Chail, 21, is the first person to be convicted of treason in Great Britain since 1981. He was identified and stopped by a royal guard who was in front of a gate leading to the Queen’s private apartments. Dressed in black, with a hood on his head and a balaclava, Chail was holding a crossbow that had been loaded with a bolt and the safety was not engaged when he was stopped.
The man, who was unemployed but had previously worked in a supermarket, had a note with him which read: “Please do not take off my clothes, shoes and gloves, masks etc., I do not want an autopsy, I do not want the embalming, thank you and I’m sorry”. In a video posted on Snapchat minutes before entering the castle, Chail said: “I’m sorry, I’m sorry for what I have done and what I will do. I will try to assassinate Elizabeth, queen of the royal family. This is revenge for those who died in the Jallianwala Bagh massacre of 1919. It is also revenge for those who were killed, humiliated and discriminated against because of their race.” The reference is to the Jallianwala Bagh massacre that took place after British troops opened fire on thousands of people who had gathered in the city of Amritsar in India.