Punjabi actor Deep Sidhu arrested in connection with January 26 violence

Sidhu was produced before Metropolitan Magistrate Prigya Gupta. The police had announced a cash reward of Rs 1 lakh for information leading to Sidhu's arrest.

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A Delhi court on Tuesday send actor-activist Deep Sidhu to seven-day police custody in connection with Red Fort incident during Republic Day violence.

Earlier, police sought 10-day custody of Deep Sidhu.

Sidhu was produced before Metropolitan Magistrate Prigya Gupta. The police had announced a cash reward of Rs 1 lakh for information leading to Sidhu’s arrest.

The Special Cell of Delhi Police was involved in arresting Sidhu. Police are yet to disclose the details as to how they zeroed in on the actor who was on the run for the past two weeks.

Reports suggest that he was found through his social media uploads as he was using his California-based friend for updates.

Deep Sidhu and a few others, including Lakha Sidhana, moved towards the Red Fort after breaking the barriers near Mukarba Chowk.

The protesters had ignored a pre-decided route on Republic Day, resulting in clashes with the police. It is alleged that Deep Sidhu handed the flag to another accused Jugraj Singh, and it was hoisted at the Red Fort.

After registering an FIR in connection with the violence at Red Fort, Delhi Police had announced cash rewards of Rs 1 lakh each leading to the arrests of Deep Sidhu and three others.

Meanwhile, a Punjab Police spokesperson in Chandigarh declined to confirm if Deep Sidhu was arrested from Zirakpur or from any part of the state.

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