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Republic Day Violence: Deep Sidhu arrested

He was accused of inciting farmers to deviate from the assigned route of a tractor rally and create chaos at the Red Fort
Deep Sidhu.
Deep Sidhu.
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Our Special Correspondent   |   New Delhi   |   Published 10.02.21, 01:26 AM

Delhi police on Tuesday arrested actor turned activist Deep Sidhu, accused of inciting farmers to deviate from the assigned route of a tractor rally and create chaos at the Red Fort on Republic Day.

A Delhi court remanded him in police custody for seven days. Metropolitan magistrate Prigya Gupta sent Sidhu to custody after the police alleged that he was one of the main instigators of the violent incidents at the Red Fort.

Sidhu’s counsel claimed he had nothing to do with the violence and was at the wrong place at the wrong time, PTI reported.

“He was arrested from Haryana, about 100km from Delhi. He had been changing his location to evade arrest,” said a police officer.

Farmer leaders have accused Sidhu of being a “government agent” responsible for the Republic Day violence aimed at defaming their protest against the new farm laws.



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