Hours after bail, actor Deep Sidhu arrested again for January 26 violence | India News – Times of India

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NEW DELHI: Delhi police crime branch on Saturday arrested actor-activist Deep Sidhu, an accused in the Red Fort violence on the Republic Day.
A Delhi court granted bail to Deep Sidhu earlier today.
Sidhu’s counsel told the court that mere presence did not make him part of unlawful assembly and that he was an honest citizen who was part of a protest.
Special Judge Neelofer Abida Perveen granted bail to Sidhu on a personal bond with two local surety of Rs 30,000.
The court also ordered Sidhu to join police investigation as and when required.
The public prosecutor representing the Delhi police claimed that Sidhu participated in the protest with the intention to create violence and disregard the national flag and that he was the main instigator of unlawful assembly.
Sidhu was arrested on February 9 in connection with the Red Fort violence on the Republic Day during farmers’ tractor parade against the Centre’s three new agri laws.
On January 26, thousands of protesting farmers who reached ITO from the Ghazipur border clashed with police, the agency claimed in its FIR registered in connection with the Red Fort violence, adding that many of them driving tractors reached the Red Fort and entered the monument, where a religious flag was also hoisted.
In the FIR, police said two magazines with 20 live cartridges were snatched from two constables by protestors who also damaged vehicles and robbed anti-riot gear.
(With agency inputs)



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