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Punjabi actor Deep Sidhu, accused in Red Fort violence, dies in road accident

By Priyanka Verma 
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New Delhi: Punjabi actor-activist Deep Sidhu, who is accused in 2021 Red Fort violence incident, died in a road accident, news agency reported. The accident happened on the Kundli-Manesar-Palwal (KMP) Expressway that bypasses Delhi.

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Mr Sidhu was going from Delhi to Bhatinda in Punjab when the car in which he was travelling in rammed a trailer truck at 9:30 pm today, the police said.

Sidhu was arrested on February 9 last year on charges of inciting protesters during the Republic Day tractor rally organised by farmers against the Centre’s farm laws. The rally had turned violent with farm protesters breaking barricade and clashing with cops at several locations.

He got bail in April, but was arrested again just after he was released. He was released on bail a second time in late April, with a court in Delhi making it clear he has to appear for questioning whenever the police called him.

Mr Sidhu was accused of being the key conspirator of the violence at Red Fort.

Hundreds of farmers also stormed Red Fort, damaged property and clashed with the policemen there. The protesters breached the Red Fort and hoisted their religious flag on it.

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