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Delhi Police announce Rs 1L cash reward for information on Deep Sidhu, 3 others in R-Day violence case

Delhi Police has announced a cash reward of Rs 1 lakh for the arrest of actor-activist Deep Sidhu who is accused of instigating the protesting farmers to storm the Red Fort on Republic Day.
 

Delhi Police announce Rs 1L cash reward for information on Deep Sidhu, 3 others in R-Day violence case-dnm
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New Delhi, First Published Feb 3, 2021, 11:20 AM IST
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New Delhi: In a significant development in the January 26 violence case, the Delhi Police on Wednesday announced cash rewards for providing information on several suspects, including Punjabi actor-cum-activist Deep Sidhu.

Delhi Police has announced a cash reward of Rs 1 lakh for the arrest of actor-activist Deep Sidhu who is accused of instigating the protesting farmers to storm the Red Fort on Republic Day.

The police also said they are looking for protesters named Jajbir Singh, Buta Singh, Sukhdev Singh and Iqbal Singh and announced a reward of Rs 50,000 for information on them.

Till date, police registered 44 FIRs in connection with the violence during tractor march and arrested a total of 122 persons so far.

Delhi Police has set up a Special Investigation Team (SIT) under Joint Commissioner BK Singh and three DCPs Joy Turkey, Bhesham Singh and Monika Bhardwaj to investigate the January 26 violence.

The development came a day after the Central government informed Parliament that farmers carrying out tractor rally in the national capital on January 26 had "aggressively" indulged in rioting, vandalising property and resorting to "criminal force" against public servants.

This left no option with the Delhi Police but to use tear gas, water cannons and mild force to control the rioting crowd.

The Delhi High Court has meanwhile directed the Centre and Delhi Police to take action in accordance with law in the FIRs registered in connection with the violence in the national capital on the Republic Day.

On Jan 26, breaking away from the designated route for the tractor rally, hundreds of protestors wielding sticks and clubs and holding the tricolour and union flags, felled barriers at the borders, clashed with police, and entered the city from various points to lay siege to the Red Fort and climb the flagpole. The farmers are demanding the repeal of the three farm laws.

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