Actor-activist Deep Sidhu, accused In Republic Day protests, arrested

Punjabi actor-turned-activist Deep Sidhu was arrested by Delhi Police Special Cell on Tuesday morning for taking part in protests against Narendra Modi government’s new agri laws on Republic Day in capital city Delhi.

Police officials told the media that Sidhu was found instigating the farmers during the tractor rally at Red Fort on 26 January.

Last week, the Delhi Police announced a cash reward of Rs 1 lakh each for information on Sidhu and two of his associates.

Sidhu was seen among the protesters in the many video clips and photographs which showed protesters clashing with the security personnel and hoisting the Nishan Sahib flag on the Red Fort.

Police said they have identified more than 260 vehicles, including nearly 100 tractors, which were part of the rally at the fort and other places in Delhi when protesters clashed with the police after breaking barriers and entering the city from Ghazipur, Singhu and Tikri.

Delhi Police filed 44 cases and have arrested 122 people before this. Several farmer union leaders have been named in the police cases.