New Delhi: The key accused of Republic day farmers’ tractor rally violence, Punjabi actor-singer Deep Sidhu, who has been arrested on Tuesday for his alleged involvement in the Delhi mayhem, was reportedly in contact with a woman friend in California, who used to upload his videos on the social media platforms.
As per reports, actor-turned-activist Sidhu used to share his videos to the woman in question, who in turn used to post them on his Facebook account. The woman is also believed to be an actress.
“Deep Sidhu was in contact with a woman friend and actor who lives in California. He used to make videos and send them to her, and she used to upload them on his Facebook account,” Delhi Police revealed.
“By doing so, he was trying to divert the attention of agencies investigating the tractor rally violence,” the sources added. Accused in the January 26th violence case, Deep Sidhu was arrested from the Zirakpur area between Chandigarh and Ambala, by by the SWR Range of the Delhi Police Special Cell.
The Delhi police had also announced a cash reward of Rs 1 lakh for information of Republic day violence accused; Deep Sidhu, Jugraj Singh, Gurjot Singh and Gurjant Singh.
An FIR was also lodged against gangster Lakka Sadana in connection with the violence at Red Fort in Delhi on January 26.
“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, protesting farmers deviated from the agreed upon route and stormed in tp Delhi, breaking barricades, vandalising property in several parts of the national capital that led to clashes with Delhi police across the Delhi. The protest turned more aggressive as the demonstrators reached the iconic Red Fort and unfurled their religious flag ‘Nishan Sahib’ from its ramparts.
Tens of thousands farmers have been protesting at the different borders of the Delhi since November 26 against the three newly enacted farm laws; Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020; the Farmers Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Act 2020 and the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020, which they fear will leave them at the mercy of the big corporates.