- NIA summons Punjab actor for links with prohibited Sikh groups
- Incited violence by giving hate speeches leading to violence
- Gave speeches from 6pm to 2 am on 25th January
New Delhi: 36 years old Punjab actor, BJP, RSS sympathiser, Deep Sidhu was the main accused for the violence witnessed on Republic Day at Delhi as per police sources. Initial investigations revealed that Sidhu incited violence through social media and with microphone giving orders for the protestors to go on rampage.
Deep Sidhu who was summoned by NIA few weeks ago for the connection with banned pro Khalisthan “Sikhs for Justice” is a close associate of BJP’s MP Sunny Deol, who won from Gurudaspur Constituency. But later got disassociated with Deol and joined farmers’ protests and became farm leader. Sidhu condemned the allegations against him and said that he never incited or instigated the farmers to violence and came on Face Book to say that ‘we only hoisted Nishan Sahib at the Red fort and Indian Flag was not removed.’
Bharatiya Kisna Union (Charuni) President Gurnam alleged that Sidhu is working as a Government agent. Farmers have no plans to go to Red Fort but Sidhu did not follow guidelines and he even misled youth. Sidhu was seen along with his supporters at Red Fort the pictures of which were posted by him on Face Book Live at around 2pm. Now the farm leaders feel that there is clear sabotage behind the violence.
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Sidhu extended support for farmers who sat on dharna at Shambu border on September 25th. He was one who joined the dharna along with few activists and artists after they decided to join hands with the farmers. Now police are thoroughly investigating his role in the violence that broke out on Republic day in New Delhi.
Lalbagh, Jantar mantar Metro Stations were closed, heavy security deployment was made in Delhi, internet services were banned. Following the violent scenes witnessed on Tuesday, states like Haryana, Punjab, Rajasthan were put on high alert.