R-Day farmers protest: Delhi court grants bail to Deep Sidhu

A Delhi Court has granted bail to Punjabi actor and activist Deep Sidhu who was arrested by Delhi Police in the Red Fort violence case in connection with the massive protest that broke out during the farmer’s tractor rally on Republic Day.

According to legal website Live Law, additional Sessions Judge Neelofer Abida Perveen granted bail to Sidhu subject to his furnishing personal bond with two local sureties in the sum of Rs. 30,000/- each to the satisfaction of the Court.

Sidhu has been accused of instigating violence as being the alleged “main instigator” in the case. An FIR was registered against Deep Sidhu by the Crime Branch (Central Delhi) of the Delhi Police in connection with the protest that broke out at Red Fort on Republic Day under sec. 147, 148, 149, 152, 186, 353, 332, 307, 308, 395, 397, 427 and 188 of the IPC read with sec. 25, 27, 54 and 59 of the Arms Act, 1959 and sec. 3 of the Prevention of Damage to Public Property Act 1984.

“I came there much later. Entire route and phone records are verified by the investigating agency. No act of violence has been committed by me. Let them point out, they have the cctv footage. No act of violence on record. The violence started after I left. I was trying to pacify the crowd. There are some videos also from which it can be seen that I was trying to pacify the crowd. He is a possible known case. He has acted in various punjabi movies. He was at a wrong place at the wrong time.”¬†Argued Sidhu during the course of hearing.