Republic Day violence: Actor Deep Sidhu arrested, sent to 7-day police remand
Deep Sidhu is accused of provoking farmers to go off course during the tractor rally on January 26.
Actor-activist Deep Sidhu, who has been on the run since his name figured in the Republic Day violence FIR, has been arrested by the Delhi Police Special Cell. He was sent to seven days in police custody by the Metropolitan Magistrate at the Tis Hazari court.
Sidhu is accused of provoking farmers to go off course during the tractor rally on January 26.
The Delhi Police had a week ago announced a one lakh rupee reward for information on Deep Sidhu's whereabouts.
Sidhu kept releasing videos while on the run claiming that he had been singled out and targeted for raising the voice of Punjab and its farmers.
Police, however, cited video clips to claim that Sidhu was seen among protesters when they were clashing with security personnel and hoisting the religious flag on the Red Fort.
According to police sources, Sidhu was reportedly in contact with a woman friend and actor who resides in California.
Police sources added that the actor-activist used to make videos and send it to his friend abroad and she used to upload them on his Facebook account.