Punjabi actor-activist Deep Sidhu, who was accused in the 2021 Red Fort violence incident, died in a road accident near Haryana’s Sonepat.
The news: Sidhu was arrested on February 9 last year on charges of inciting protesters during the Republic Day tractor rally organised by farmers against the Centre’s farm laws.
What happened: The actor-activist was granted bail on April 17 after being interrogated by the Delhi Police and remaining in custody for 70 days.
- However, he was arrested on the same day on the basis of an FIR filed by the Archeological Survey of India in connection with the Red Fort violence. Nine days later, Sidhu was granted bail in second case.
- The rally turned violent with farm protesters breaking barricades and clashing with cops at several locations.
- Hundreds of farmers also stormed Red Fort, damaged property and clashed with the policemen there. The protesters breached the Red Fort and hoisted their religious flag on it.