NEW DELHI: A Delhi court on Tuesday sent actor-activist Deep Sidhu to judicial custody for 14 days in connection with the Red Fort violence on Republic Day during farmers’ tractor parade against the Centre’s three new agriculture laws.
Sidhu was produced before Metropolitan Magistrate Samarjeet Kaur on expiry of his seven-day police custody. He was produced before the magistrate in Tihar Jail, where he his currently lodged.
The court had first sent Sidhu to police custody on February 9 for seven days, after the police alleged he was one of the main instigators of the violent incidents at the Red Fort.
His custody was further extended by seven days on February 16. The police had said there are videos where Sidhu can be allegedly seen to be present at the site of the incident.
“He was instigating the crowd. He was also one of the main rioters. Several social media accounts need to be searched to identify the co-conspirators. Also his permanent address is given as Nagpur, but several places need to be visited in Punjab and Haryana to unearth further details.
“He can be seen coming out with the person who hoisted the flag and congratulating him. He came out and gave speeches in loud hailers and provoked the crowd there. He instigated the crowd due to which violence occured. Several policemen were injured in the violence,” police had alleged.