Man Who Wanted To Kill The Queen Pleads Guilty To Treason

( Jaswant Singh Chail, who had previously been sectioned under the Mental Health Act, appeared in person at London’s Old Bailey criminal court on Friday via a video connection from Broadmoor hospital.

Chail was accused of making death threats, having an offensive weapon, and violating Section 2 of the 1842 Treason Act by “wilfully producing a loaded crossbow with purpose to use same to damage the person of her Majesty when near the person of the Queen.”

Chail was described as appearing like “something out of a vigilante movie” and was wearing a face mask. “Please don’t take my clothing, shoes, gloves, masks, etc., don’t want post-mortem, don’t want embalming, thank you and I’m sorry,” was written on a letter that was discovered on him by the inspecting officers.

The 21-year-old would-be assassin has admitted to three crimes, including treason, after being stopped by a police officer on Christmas Day in 2021 outside the king’s private rooms at Windsor Castle and declaring that he planned to “murder” the monarch. He later pled guilty to three crimes, including treason.

According to the BBC, the 20-year-old grocery shop employee claimed, “I am here to assassinate the Queen,” when initially questioned by an officer.

When British forces opened fire on a demonstration under colonial authority, it is believed that nearly 300 Indian residents died. Seven years after the incident, Queen Elizabeth was born. That didn’t stop the mental patient from blaming the Queen.

The BBC reports that Chail sent a video to the social networking site Snapchat minutes before entering the castle grounds in which he apologized for his actions and future plans. The Royal Family’s Queen Elizabeth will be the target of my assassination attempt. This is meant as retaliation for the victims of the 1919 Jallianwala Bagh massacre. Additionally, it is retaliation for individuals who have been murdered, degraded, or subjected to discrimination due to their race.

On March 31, Chail will be sentenced after the court considers further mental reports.

Following two of the eight murder attempts Queen Victoria had to survive during her reign, parliament drafted an act and gave the green light in July 1842.

Marcus Sarjeant, who was discovered to have fired blank shots from a starting gun at the queen in 1981 while she was participating in a procession from Buckingham Palace to Horse Guards Parade for the Trooping the Colour parade, was the last person to be found guilty of charges against section 2 of the Treason Act of 1844.