Crossbow Attacker Pleads Guilty To Targeting Queen Elizabeth II

A man who entered the grounds of Windsor Castle with a loaded crossbow and who was arrested in December 2021, admitted today before a British court that his intention was to attack the then Queen Elizabeth II.

This is Jaswant Singh Chail, 21, who tried to enter the property armed where the monarch was forced to spend Christmas due to the coronavirus pandemic, in what were the first parties without her husband, Felipe, who He had died in June of that same year.

The defendant pleaded guilty to three counts, including treason, an offense which was last declared in the UK in 1981.

In addition, he admitted to making death threats and having a loaded gun in the castle.

According to the BBC, on the morning of December 25, 2021, a royal protection officer discovered Chail in a private sector of the castle grounds, located 40 kilometers east of London.

Chail had climbed onto the grounds using a nylon rope ladder and was wearing a hood and mask.

When the officer asked if he needed help, Chail replied that he was there to kill the queen.

The officer told him to drop the crossbow, kneel and place his hands on his head, something the young man complied with, as he insisted that he “he was there to kill the monarch”.

Jallianwala Bagh Massacre of 1919

The young man also carried with him a handwritten note that read: “In memory of the missing, my revenge for those killed in the Jallianwala Bagh massacre of 1919. I do not wish to be subjected to a postmortem examination or embalming, please respect that. I am sorry for what I’m about to do.”

A few minutes before entering the castle, Chail posted a video on the Snapchat social network in which he regretted what he planned to do in revenge for those who participated in the Jallianwala Bagh massacre and also those who have been killed, humiliated and discriminated against for their race”.

The Jallianwala Bagh massacre took place when British troops opened fire on thousands of people who had gathered in the Indian city of Amritsar.

The video also contained an alleged reference to the Star Wars movie saga, and was sent to about 20 people on his contact list 10 minutes before he was taken into custody.

Chail was charged by the prosecution with carrying a crossbow, the safety of which was disabled, with sufficient power to cause serious injury or death.

After his arrest, the young man was admitted to a psychiatric center.

A similar case occurred at Buckingham Palace in 1982, when a 30-year-old man, Michael Fagan, gained access to the sovereign’s bedroom while she was sleeping in her bed.

During her 70 years as monarch, Queen Elizabeth II faced several assassination attempts, some of which came to light years later.

One of these was the famous “Lithgow plot”, an assassination attempt on the monarch and her husband while they were on a royal tour of Australia.

The plan was to derail the train they were traveling on by placing a log on the tracks.

In 1981, Marcus Serjeant, a 17-year-old British youth, was sentenced to five years in prison for firing six shots with a pistol during the well-known “Trooping the Color” parade (a ceremony held by British Army regiments). while the queen rode a horse, although none managed to hit her.

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