Delhi Police announce Rs 1 lakh rewards for leads on Deep Sidhu

Deep Sidhu
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Delhi police on Wednesday have announced monetary rewards for those who can provide information on Deep Sidhu and 7 other accused of the R-Day violence.

The violence that took place inside the Red Fort on 26th January amidst the farmers’ protest, is currently probed by Delhi Police. Punjabi actor turned activist Deep Sidhu along with 7 others are currently accused of the Republic Day violence.

With a total reward amount of Rs 6 lakh, Rs 1 lakh will be given for the leads on Mr Sidhu and three others including, Jugraj Singh. On the other hand, a reward of Rs 50,000 was announced for any lead that can lead to the arrest of Jajbir Singh, Buta Singh, Sukhdev Singh and Iqbal Singh due to their involvement in the Red Fort siege.

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Hundreds of protestors wielding sticks and clubs and holding the tricolour and union flags, felled barriers at the borders, clashed with police. A portion of the tractor rally went rouge and broke off the agreed route while forcing their way inside the Red Fort premises to lay siege, climbed the ramparts and placed a Sikh religious flag on the flagpole.

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The crime branch of Delhi Police released photographs showing the faces of 12 people and started a search of their whereabouts as part of the R-Day violence investigation. Several public video recordings and CCTV footages were checked by the forensic team who later revealed the clear faces of the 12 individuals. Reportedly, the people in the photos are seen holding sticks or lathis and police believe those people were involved either in the Red Fort violence or attacking police personnel.

As of now, 44 cases have been filed by the Delhi Police and 122 people have been arrested. Cases are filed also against farmer union leaders, journalists and others including Congress MP Sashi Tharoor who is allegedly misleading people over a farmers’ death in central Delhi’s ITO area. Meanwhile, the farmers have alleged about a conspiracy against them and Deep Sidhu to derail their movement.

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