Deep Sidhu arrested in connection with Republic Day violence case

February 09, 2021 | Updated 10:58 am

Deep Sidhu arrested in connection with Republic Day violence case

Actor-turned-activist Deep Sidhu has been arrested by Delhi Police on Tuesday (February 9) for his reported involvement in the 26 January Republic Day violence in the national capital. According to police sources, Deep Sidhu was reportedly arrested from the Zirakpur area between Chandigarh and Ambala.

“Deep Sidhu, an accused in 26th January violence case arrested,” Delhi Police Special Cell revealed on Tuesday.

As per official reports, a throw investigation is being conducted at three levels – local police, Special Cell and Crime Branch – regarding the above-mentioned┬áRepublic Day violence.

Names of Deep Sidhu and gangster Lakka Sadana were added in the FIR which was registered in relation to the violence at New Delhi’s Red Fort on January 26, Delhi Police said earlier revealed while claiming that Sidhu had involvement in the incident.

“On January 26 some people hoisted the flag at Red Fort. Some of them have been identified out of which Deep Sidhu is the prime accused,” said Praveer Ranjan, Special Commissioner of Police (CP), Crime.

On Republic Day, number of protesting farmers disobeyed the prearranged route during their Kisan tractor rally and had broken barricades to enter Delhi, clashed with police and had vandalised numerous public and private properties in different parts of the national capital. They had also stormed into the Red Fort and unfurled their own flags from its ramparts.