Republic Day Violence: Delhi court sends actor-activist Deep Sidhu to seven-day police custody

While the police alleged that Sidhu was one of the main instigators of the violent incidents at the Red Fort, his counsel, claimed the actor-activist had nothing to do with the incident and that he was at the wrong place at the wrong time

Press Trust of India February 09, 2021 20:11:51 IST
Republic Day Violence: Delhi court sends actor-activist Deep Sidhu to seven-day police custody

A file photo of actor Deep Sidhu. Facebook/DeepSidhu

New Delhi: A Delhi court Tuesday sent actor-activist Deep Sidhu to seven-day police custody in connection with the Red Fort violence on the Republic Day during farmers' tractor parade against the Centre's three new agri laws.

Metropolitan Magistrate Prigya Gupta sent Sidhu to police custody after the police alleged he was one of the main instigators of the violent incidents at the Red Fort.

Sidhu's counsel, however, claimed he had nothing to do with the violence and was at the wrong place at the wrong time. The police had announced a cash reward of Rs 1 lakh for information leading to Sidhu's arrest.

Tens of thousands of farmers broke barriers to storm the National Capital on 26 January as part of their tractor parade to highlight their demands.

Thousands of protesting farmers who reached ITO from the Ghazipur border clashed with the police. Many of them driving tractors reached the Red Fort and entered the monument, where the religious flag was also hoisted. Over 500 police personnel were injured and one protester died.

In the FIR registered in connection with the Red Fort violence, police said two Dee

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