Actor Deep Sidhu known for his role in films like ‘Ramta Jogi’, ‘Desi’ and ‘Saade Aale’, has died in a car accident on Tuesday. He was out on bail in the Republic Day violence case in January last year. The 37 year old actor was also a lawyer.
The accident happened on the Kundli-Manesar-Palwal (KMP) Expressway that bypasses Delhi. Visuals from the accident site show a white Mahindra Scorpio smashed on the rear of a trailer truck; the SUV’s driver side area is completely pushed in by the impact.
Mr Sidhu was going from Delhi to Bhatinda in Punjab when the SUV in which he was travelling rammed a trailer truck at 9:30 pm today, the police said.
The actor’s death has been confirmed by the Sonipat police. “He (Deep Sidhu) rammed his car into a standing truck near Pipli toll at Kundli-Manesar-Palwal (KMP) Expressway,” Haryana Police told ANI.
Mr Sidhu was arrested by the Delhi Police in February last year in connection with a tractor rally by farmers on Republic Day that spiralled into violence after protesters came to the Red Fort and attacked policemen.
He got bail in April, but was arrested again after he was released. He was released again in late April, with a court in Delhi making it clear he has to appear for questioning whenever the police called him.