New Delhi/Chandigarh, February 9
Delhi Police have arrested Deep Sidhu, singer and activist and one of the prime accused of the January 26 violence.
The Special Cell of Delhi Police was involved in the operation. Police are yet to disclose the details as to how they zeroed in on the actor who was on the run for the past two weeks.
Reports suggest that he was found through his social media uploads as he was using his California-based friend for updates.
Deep Sidhu and a few others, including Lakha Sidhana, moved towards the Red Fort after breaking the barriers near Mukarba Chowk.
The protesters had ignored a pre-decided route on Republic Day, resulting in clashes with the police. It is alleged that Deep Sidhu handed the flag to another accused Jugraj Singh and it was hoisted at the Red Fort.
After registering an FIR in connection with the violence at Red Fort, Delhi Police had announced cash rewards of Rs 1 lakh each leading to the arrests of Deep Sidhu and three others.
Meanwhile, a Punjab Police spokesperson in Chandigarh declined to confirm if Deep Sidhu was arrested from Zirakpur or from any part of the state. “Punjab Police were not in the loop regarding this operation. We have no information from where he was arrested,” the spokesperson said.