Jaswant Singh Chail is being held in custody and will show up in court on August 17 at Westminster Magistrates’ Court.
The Crown Prosecution Service has announced that a man who was apprehended on Christmas Day while carrying a crossbow on the grounds of Windsor Castle has been charged with treason.
According to Scotland Yard, Jaswant Singh Chail, of Southampton, has been charged with violating section 2 of the Treason Act 1842, which prohibits “discharging or aiming firearms, or throwing or using any offensive matter or weapon, with intent to injure or alarm Her Majesty”.
He is also accused with possessing an offensive weapon and making death threats.
The 20-year-old is being held and will show up in court on August 17 at Westminster Magistrates’ Court.
The CPS has given the Metropolitan Police permission to file charges against Chail “after he was arrested in the grounds of Windsor Castle on 25 December 2021 carrying a crossbow,” according to Nick Price, director of the CPS Special Crime and Counter Terrorism Division.
“Mr Chail, 20, has been charged with making threats to kill, possession of an offensive weapon and an offence under the 1842 Treason Act,” he added.
“The Crown Prosecution Service reminds all concerned that criminal proceedings against Mr Chail are active and that he has the right to a fair trial.”