Actor-activist Deep Sidhu who was “a outstanding participant” behind the violence on the Red Fort on Republic Day has been arrested by the Delhi Police, officers mentioned on Tuesday. Later within the day, a metropolis courtroom despatched him to seven-day police custody after police alleged that Sidhu was one of many important instigators of the violent incidents on the Red Fort on January 26.
The arrest was made by a group of the Delhi Police’s Special Cell, mentioned Deputy Commissioner of Police (Special Cell) Sanjeev Kumar Yadav. Sidhu was arrested from the Karnal Bypass at 10.40 pm on Monday, Yadav advised PTI, including that he was wished in reference to the case of instigating the group on the Red Fort on Republic Day.
“The Crime Branch will examine his position intimately,” the DCP mentioned. Asked the place he was hiding after the January 26 violence, Yadav mentioned the investigation at in an preliminary stage.
Taking to Twitter, the Special Cell claimed that Sidhu was “a outstanding participant” behind the Republic Day violence and he was instigating children along with his provocative speeches and stardom even when he was hiding from the legislation. Police had introduced a money reward of Rs 1 lakh for info main to Sidhu’s arrest.
After the January 26 violence, which had left over 500 safety personnel injured and one protestor useless, the 36-year-old actor-activist was posting movies on social media. “Sidhu was involved with a girl buddy who lives in California. He used to make movies and ship it to her, and she or he used to add them on his Facebook account,” a police supply mentioned.
Sidhu saved altering his places to evade arrest, sources mentioned, including that a number of groups are working to arrest different individuals who have been concerned within the violence. Sidhu was despatched to seven-day police custody by Metropolitan Magistrate Prigya Gupta.
However, Sidhu’s counsel claimed that he had nothing to do with the violence and was on the fallacious place on the fallacious time. The violence happened when tens of 1000’s of farmers broke limitations to storm the nationwide capital on January 26 throughout their tractor parade to spotlight their demand for repealing the brand new agri legal guidelines.
However, their parade dissolved into unprecedented scenes of anarchy as they fought with police, overturned autos and delivered a nationwide insult hoisting a spiritual flag from the ramparts of the Red Fort, a privilege reserved for India’s tricolour. Thousands of protesting farmers who reached ITO from the Ghazipur border clashed with police. Many of them driving tractors reached the Red Fort and entered the monument, the place the spiritual flag was additionally hoisted. Over 500 police personnel have been injured and one protestors died.
At the Red Fort on January 26, a number of police personnel had fell or jumped tens of ft down a wall after being pushed to the sting by a marauding mob. In the FIR registered in reference to the Red Fort violence, police mentioned two magazines with 20 dwell cartridges have been snatched from two constables by protestors who additionally broken autos and robbed anti-riot gear.
“The mob later hoisted totally different flags there. They additionally began creating nuisance on the rampart. The unruly mob was requested to come downstairs. They went to Meena Bazar space to enter the into Red Fort. When the police tried to take them out of Lahore Gate, the mob grew to become violent and attacked personnel. The mob thrashed the police personnel and threw them within the wells,” police had mentioned within the FIR. “They broken a bus, a authorities gypsy and different autos. The mob robbed the anti-riots gears — cane stick, shields, physique protectors, helmets and so forth from the police personnel,” it had additionally mentioned.