R-Day Violence: Deep Sidhu Held Again After Delhi Court’s Bail

He was arrested hours after he was given bail by a Delhi court in connection with the violence that broke on 26 Jan.

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Deep Sidhu was seen at the forefront of the farmers’ protest that started in November 2020 against the three farm laws introduced by the Centre.
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Delhi Crime Branch arrested Deep Sidhu, an accused in a case relating to the violence that unfolded on 26 January at the tractor rally, hours after he was granted bail a Delhi court on Saturday, 17 April, reported ANI.

The protests had turned violent on Republic Day, as several protesters trespassed into Red Fort and many police personnel and protesters sustained injuries amidst the chaos.

During the last hearing, Deep Sidhu had submitted in court that he was not a part of the farmer union and did not appeal to the agitating farmers to go to Red Fort.

Sidhu's counsel also submitted that there’s no evidence that he had mobilised the crowd, with the accused stressing that he had not indulged in a single act of violence.

“I just posted a video, that was my mistake. Every mistake is not a crime. The media named me as the main accused just because I posted a video. I was levelled by the media as the chief conspirator, I don’t know why?” Sidhu had said on his bail hearing last week.

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