The Delhi police crime branch on Saturday took actor Deep Sidhu and Iqbal Singh, accused in the Red Fort violence case , to the spot to recreate the sequence of events on the Republic Day during the farmers’ tractor parade.
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The police said Mr. Sidhu was a “prominent player” behind the January 26 violence and vandalism at the monument. He was arrested from Karnal bypass by the Special Cell unit of the Delhi police in Haryana on Monday night. He was subsequently sent to seven-day police custody. Mr. Singh was arrested from Hoshiarpur in Punjab on Tuesday night.
The police team inspected the spot to ascertain and corroborate the route taken by the accused and their activities at the Red Fort which are suspected to have led to the violence.
Mr. Sidhu was carrying a reward of ₹1 lakh and Mr. Singh ₹50,000. So far, the two along with Sukhdev Singh have been arrested and raids are being conducted to arrest the other accused as well.
Hundreds were injured in the clashes between the farmers and the police during the tractor parade on January 26. Many of the protesters entered the monument and hoisted religious flag despite farmer leaders assuring the police of taking a designated route and not going towards the Red Fort.