Farmers’ Tractor Rally Violence: Deep Sidhu, Accused In Red Fort Storming, Arrested

Farmers’ Tractor Rally Violence: Deep Sidhu, Accused In Red Fort Storming, ArrestedDeep Sidhu (Source: @ANI/Twitter)

Actor turned farmer protest activist Deep Sidhu has been arrested, the police have informed, reports NDTV.

Sidhu is an accused in the violence at the Red Fort complex in Delhi on Republic Day during a farmers' tractor rally. Sidhu had been absconding after the protests turned violent.

The police had announced a Rs 1 lakh reward for leads on Deep Sidhu and three other accused.

Sidhu has been at the receiving end of a barrage of accusations from the Sanyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM) officials for causing the mayhem at Red Fort and ITO on 26 January. The SKM functionaries claim that that the actor is an “agent of the RSS” and a “BJP worker”.

Sidhu’s supporters say that he is being made an scapegoat by the media and the farmers’ unions who are themselves flawed. Sidhu’s supporters say that he is being made an scapegoat by the media and the farmers’ unions who are themselves flawed.

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