Punjabi celebrity-turned-activist Deep Sidhu was arrested on Tuesday, 9 February, by the Delhi Police in connection with the Republic Day violence during the farmers’ tractor rally in Delhi.
Sidhu was arrested from the Zirakpur area between Chandigarh and Ambala, ANI reported quoting police sources.
“Delhi Police Special Cell team has arrested Deep Sidhu, the main accused in violence at Red Fort and other parts of Delhi on 26th January. His pictures are in the public domain. We had announced Rs 1 lakh reward on his arrest. Further probe is underway,” Chinmoy Biswal, Delhi Police PRO told ANI on Tuesday.
Earlier, his name had been included in an FIR filed in connection with the violence that ensued at the Red Fort on 26 January, via case diary, Delhi Police sources had told The Quint.
The Delhi Police, on 3 February, had announced cash rewards for any information leading to the arrest of several accused of the 26 January violence in Delhi, including Sidhu.
A reward of Rs 1 lakh had also been announced for information on Jugraj Singh, Gurjot Singh and Gurjant Singh, and Rs 50,000 each for the whereabouts of Jajbir Singh, Buta Singh, Sukhdev Singh and Iqbal Singh.
All the accused have been named in several FIRs registered over the violence.