Delhi Court on Tuesday extends Police Custody Remand of Actor Deep Sidhu by another Seven-Days in connection with a case of alleged violence at the Red Fort on Republic Day, during the Farmers Tractor Rally.
He was produced before Duty Magistrate earlier today.
Delhi Police previously had informed the Court that “More than 140 police personnel were injured during the violence that day, one of the men from CISF was hit with a sword on his face by the rioters.”
It was further told by the Police, Sidhu was one of the “main rioter” and “instigator” and has also led the mob at Red Fort along with his accomplice Jugraj Singh, the man who hoisted a flag at Red Fort.
The mob after Sidhu’s instigation turned violent as a result of which many were injured and public property was damaged, the police said.
The protesters were armed with lathis, flags, swords etc and they also tried to steal the weapons of the security personnel, the police submitted.
On February 9, 2021, the Court sent him to Seven-Days Police Custody remand. Siddhu was arrested by the South Western Range (SWR) of the Special Cell and the police has alleged that Sidhu was a prominent player behind Republic Day violence and accused of instigating youngsters with his provocative speeches and stardom.
The Delhi Police had named Sidhu and gangster Lakka Sadana in an FIR lodged in connection with the Red Fort incident.
According to the FIR, he was present at the Red Fort when a religious flag and a farmer flag were put at the flagpole at the historic monument, triggering massive outrage. Over 500 police personnel were injured and one protester died, the police said.