Delhi Police arrests actor Deep Sidhu in relation with Republic Day violence, Red Fort incident

Delhi Police arrests actor Deep Sidhu in relation with Republic Day violence, Red Fort incident

The police had announced a cash reward of Rs 1 lakh for information about Sidhu, who was accused of inciting protesting farmers to digress from rally routes

A file photo of actor Deep Sidhu. Facebook/DeepSidhu

New Delhi: Actor Deep Sidhu, who was wanted in connection with the Red Fort incident on Republic Day, has been arrested by the Delhi Police, officials said on Tuesday.

The arrest has been made by a team of Delhi Police’s Special Cell, said Sanjeev Kumar Yadav, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Special Cell).

The police had announced a cash reward of Rs 1 lakh for information leading to Sidhu’s arrest.

On 26 January, thousands of protesting farmers who reached ITO from the Ghazipur border clashed with police. Many of them driving tractors reached the Red Fort and entered the monument. A religious flag was also hoisted.

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