Police hunting Deep Sidhu’s 3 friends

The Crime Branch of Delhi Police has launched a massive hunt for actor-turned-activist Deep Sidhu’s three close friends for their alleged involvement in the Red Fort violence during the farmers’ tractor rally on the January 26.

According to sources, the Crime Branch is now searching for the actor’s three friends who went to the Red Fort along with him on the Republic Day. Sidhu was arrested for his alleged role in the violence that took place at the Red Fort and other parts of the national capital during the farmers’ tractor parade. The actor-activist was sent to seven-day police custody on Tuesday by a court here following his arrest a day earlier from Karnal bypass in connection with the violence at the Red Fort. According to the sources, Sidhu had told the Crime Branch officials that he stayed somewhere near Singhu Border on January 25. Deep Sidhu has told police that he had no “bad intentions” and went to the historic monument as everybody was going there.

The Punjabi actor then went to the Singhu border on January 26 and reached Red Fort at around 11 AM. Delhi Police had told Metropolitan Magistrate Prigya Gupta that Deep Sidhu was the main instigator. He allegedly instigated the mob not to follow the permitted route of the Kisan parade and to breach barricades with tractors on January 26.