Purple Fort violence: Actor-activist Deep Sidhu despatched to 14-day judicial custody


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Purple Fort violence: Actor-activist Deep Sidhu despatched to 14-day judicial custody

A Delhi courtroom Tuesday despatched actor-activist Deep Sidhu to judicial custody for 14 days in reference to the Purple Fort violence on Republic Day throughout farmers’ tractor parade in opposition to the Centre’s three new agri legal guidelines. Sidhu was produced earlier than Metropolitan Justice of the Peace Samarjeet Kaur on the expiry of his 7-day police custody. He was produced earlier than the Justice of the Peace in Tihar Jail, the place he his presently lodged.

The courtroom had first despatched Sidhu to police custody on February 9 for seven days, after the police alleged he was one of many major instigators of the violent incidents on the Purple Fort. His custody was additional prolonged by seven days on February 16.

The police had stated there are movies the place Sidhu could be allegedly seen to be current on the web site of the incident.

“He was instigating the group. He was additionally one of many major rioters. A number of social media accounts should be searched to establish the co-conspirators. Additionally his everlasting tackle is given as Nagpur however a number of locations should be visited in Punjab and Haryana to unearth additional particulars.

“He could be seen popping out with the one that hoisted the flag and congratulating him. He got here out and gave speeches in loud hailers and provoked the group there. He was the principle instigator. He instigated the group resulting from which violence occured. A number of policemen had been injured within the violence,” police had alleged.

Sidhu’s counsel, nevertheless, had claimed he had nothing to do with the violence and was on the mistaken place on the mistaken time.

Sidhu has been arrested for a number of offences underneath the Indian Penal Code together with rioting (147 and 148), illegal meeting (149), try and homicide (120-B), felony conspiracy (120-B), assaulting or obstructing public servant (152), dacoity (395), culpable murder (308) and disobedience to order promulgated by public servant (188).

He has additionally been arrested underneath sections of the Arms Act, Prevention of Harm to Public Property Act and the Historic Monuments and Archaeological Websites and Stays Act.

The police had introduced a money reward of Rs 1 lakh for info resulting in Sidhu’s arrest.

Tens of 1000’s of protesting farmers clashed with the police within the nationwide capital on January 26 throughout a tractor parade to to focus on their calls for.

A lot of them driving tractors reached the Purple Fort and entered the monument, the place a spiritual flag was additionally hoisted. Over 500 police personnel had been injured and one protestor died.

Within the FIR registered in reference to the Purple Fort violence, police alleged two magazines with 20 reside cartridges had been snatched from two constables by protestors who additionally broken automobiles and robbed anti-riot gear. 

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