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Red Fort violence: Actor-activist Deep Sidhu despatched to 14-day judicial custody

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Image Source : PTI Red Fort violence: Actor-activist Deep Sidhu despatched to 14-day judicial custody
A Delhi court docket Tuesday despatched actor-activist Deep Sidhu to judicial custody for 14 days in reference to the Red Fort violence on Republic Day throughout farmers’ tractor parade towards the Centre’s three new agri legal guidelines. Sidhu was produced earlier than Metropolitan Magistrate Samarjeet Kaur on the expiry of his 7-day police custody. He was produced earlier than the Justice of the Peace in Tihar Jail, the place he his presently lodged.
The court docket had first despatched Sidhu to police custody on February 9 for seven days, after the police alleged he was one of many important instigators of the violent incidents on the Red Fort. His custody was additional prolonged by seven days on February 16.
The police had mentioned there are movies the place Sidhu may be allegedly seen to be current on the website of the incident.
“He was instigating the gang. He was additionally one of many important rioters. Several social media accounts must be searched to determine the co-conspirators. Also his everlasting deal with is given as Nagpur however a number of locations must be visited in Punjab and Haryana to unearth additional particulars.
“He can be seen coming out with the person who hoisted the flag and congratulating him. He came out and gave speeches in loud hailers and provoked the crowd there. He was the main instigator. He instigated the crowd due to which violence occured. Several policemen were injured in the violence,” police had alleged.
Sidhu’s counsel, nonetheless, had claimed he had nothing to do with the violence and was on the unsuitable place on the unsuitable time.

Sidhu has been arrested for a number of offences beneath the Indian Penal Code together with rioting (147 and 148), illegal meeting (149), try and homicide (120-B), legal conspiracy (120-B), assaulting or obstructing public servant (152), dacoity (395), culpable murder (308) and disobedience to order promulgated by public servant (188).
He has additionally been arrested beneath sections of the Arms Act, Prevention of Damage to Public Property Act and the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Act.
The police had introduced a money reward of Rs 1 lakh for info resulting in Sidhu’s arrest.
Tens of 1000’s of protesting farmers clashed with the police within the nationwide capital on January 26 throughout a tractor parade to to spotlight their calls for.
Many of them driving tractors reached the Red Fort and entered the monument, the place a non secular flag was additionally hoisted. Over 500 police personnel have been injured and one protestor died.
In the FIR registered in reference to the Red Fort violence, police alleged two magazines with 20 dwell cartridges have been snatched from two constables by protestors who additionally broken automobiles and robbed anti-riot gear. 
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